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Carlos Hathcock, el mejor francotirador en Vietnam

"y fue forzado a retirarse del Cuerpo de Marines solo 55 días antes de cumplir los veinte años de permanencia, lo que hubiese conllevado una paga; una decisión que demuestra el poco respeto que encontraron muchos veteranos de Vietnam en una sociedad que quería olvidar una guerra perdida"

Esto...

www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1986-09-07-8603060789-story.html

Hathcock took 100 percent disability retirement 55 days short of the 20 years service he needed to draw regular retirement. Though it meant that he could not hold a paying job and still collect benefits, early retirement was Hathcock`s decision, not the Marine Corps

O mejor explicado en la wikipedia:

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Hathcock

And, just 55 days short of the 20 years that would have made him eligible for regular retirement pay, he received a permanent disability separation. Being medically discharged, he received 100 percent disability pay. He would have received only 50 percent of his final pay grade had he retired after 20 years.

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