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Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 10:30 p.m.

The reaction of the troops

The next time you see an Army officer on television, look at his or her right sleeve. Odds are that you will see a stack of "hash marks," each signifying six months of service in a combat zone. I earned two in Vietnam, and that was more than enough for me. Many of today's senior soldiers have so many hash marks that they reach almost to the elbow, enough to ...

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