Jesus, this one hits too close to home:
David M. Miyasato enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1987, served three years of active duty during the first Gulf War and received an honorable discharge in 1991. He remained on inactive status for five more years, until 1996. Since then, the Kaua’i resident has married, started an auto window tinting business and this year, he and his wife had their first child.
But in September, Miyasato received a letter from the Army recalling him to active duty and directing him to report to a military facility in South Carolina on Tuesday.
‘I was shocked,’ Miyasato said yesterday. ‘I never expected to see something like that after being out of the service for 13 years.’
Miyasato is now suing the Secretary of the Army, asking a court to prevent the Army from ordering him to active duty. He is also asking for a court judgment declaring that he fulfilled all his obligations to the military.
This dude has been out longer than I have. This is the first reported callup of a soldier who had already completed his inactive reserve obligations.
The draft is coming.
At least I can claim homosexuality. I’d love to see Bush try to let gays into the military just to boost the draftable population. Heh. But, as Margaret Cho has said, ‘How can you fight a war without gays? I mean, if you don’t have lesbians, who’s gonna read the map?’