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Old 02-12-2015, 07:14 PM
Wesley Clark Wesley Clark is online now
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What conditions get you labeled as 4-F in the military

Obviously conditions like paraplegia, or missing limbs or blindness will get you labeled unfit for service.

But I get the impression some conditions that don't seem that serious get you labeled 4-F. I heard up until Vietnam you couldn't joint the military if you took any prescription medications. So if you were on blood pressure meds you were disqualified. Is this true? If so, when/why did it change?

What about braces? Does that get you disqualified? Vision problems that are correctable by glasses? Hearing problems corrected by hearing aids? Doesn't almost everyone have at least 'something' wrong with them?

What about depression or anxiety? Occasional knee pain? Asthma?

Last edited by Wesley Clark; 02-12-2015 at 07:16 PM.