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Published July 04, 2011, 02:51 AM

Last Vietnam-era Draftee Retiring From Army

A homemade wind chime with the word "Whining" under a red slash is made from metal parts put in his leg after a parachute accident. Every Sunday he trims his crew cut. He didn't join the Army willingly, but as Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger prepares to retire, he's grateful he found his calling.

By: Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press

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