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smcvey Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:38 PM
I will be 70 on December 6th, and served in the US Army for 40+ years, I am 100% Permanently and Totally disabled as a result of my years of true and faithful service to my country. I do not get upset by that reference to people age 60+ being elderly because I personally do not find it degrading, just slightly colored for the masses. What I truly find degrading are the efforts of this Administration to define veterans as potential terrorists, when you get upset about that then we can talk.

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