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Via Army Times: Last draftee retiring after 42 years on active duty

The last continuously serving Vietnam War draftee on active-duty is retiring from the Army.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph Rigby has served for 42 years, according to information from the 2nd Infantry Division. He was just 19 when he was drafted into the Army….

After training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Rigby was sent to the Army’s engineer school at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He did not deploy to Vietnam. Instead, his first assignment was to South Korea.

Rigby enjoyed his time in Korea so much that he extended his tour.

Ten years later, as a sergeant first class, Rigby became a warrant officer.

He has served at various levels, from power generator equipment repairman to platoon sergeant to ground support maintenance technician….

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  1. Kitten says:

    There are so many things that make me proud to be an American. Today is one of those days. Happy Veteran’s Day to those that have, do, and will serve to protect our great nation. Because freedom ain’t free, thank you for your service. May God bless and keep you.

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