How do you define veteran?

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  1. Napoleon V

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    Is it someone who served 30 years without seeing combat? Is is someone who served 2 years and saw the horrors of war? Is it someone who flunked out of basic training? Is someone currently in the military a veteran? What is your definition?
     
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    I wondered if you need to see action too
     
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    ITT we get answers
     
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    veteran: someone who was in the military.
     
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    Anyone honorably discharged. Doesn't matter length or combat action seen.
     
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    Hell, Froggy's right. Even the general discharges and dishonorable are veterans too. They just don't really deserve much thanks.
     
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    When I was younger, I thought it was a veteran of war. Now, I feel like it's someone who did their time and did what they were supposed to do while in, whether that be combat or not.
     
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    <---------------------------Navy and message board veteran:read:
     
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    So an active duty seargant that had done 4 tours of duty is not a veteran? A seaman that was dishonorably discharged 6 months in is a veteran? I'm not trying to be obtuse just want clarification.
     
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    WTF?:mad:
     
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    some of the d discharges were for questionable offenses, so i don't discriminate.
     
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    You ran away to go get drunk and have sex with teenage girls. :fil:
     
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    Someone who has either served in the military or is still serving who has been involved in combat.:grad:
     
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    General or dishonorable discharge for you?
     
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    I think it was General Under Medical Conditions.
     
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    A dishonorable discharge does not exclude your from veteran status, IMO. It depends on the circumstances.
     
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    was he in the military? if so he is a veteran. how he served is irrelevant. if you worked for a company, and was discharged without cause you still worked for the company. if it was for cause you still worked for the company. the relevant words are "worked for the company", so veterans who worked for the military are veterans. the quality of their service is irrelevant.
     
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    he only had the delusion they were teenage girls. sheep do not count.