Originally Posted by Sport Flyer
Got a link to that one?
I do remember participating in a thread on the draft, but don't recall it having anything to do with Romney. That's where I was a little ticked at folks who've never served being a little too eager to volunteer other people's kids for military service.
That Romney could possibly be the only American Family with 5 generations of no military service ( of families that have been in America for 5 gens). I guess it's true if counted this way: Mitts Granpa - no, Mitt's father - no, Mitt - no, his five sons - no. That's 4 generations. The Mitts great grandfather didn't serve either.
Mitt finally returned to his homeland and promptly received another student deferment for 2 more years by enrolling at BYU. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...-scrutiny.html
. Interestingly enough, avoiding military service seems to be a Romney family trait. Mitt’s grandfather avoided serving in WWI by going to Mexico to fight for his right to marry as many women as he wanted. Then, during the Mexican Revolution, the Romneys avoided that conflict by moving back to the U.S.
Mitt’s father George, served the country during WWII by being a lobbyist for the auto making industry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Romney
. And, during the Iraq war, which Mitt supported, none of Mitt’s 5 fightin’-age sons served. Quite a record.