First and foremost, I am truly grateful to the United States Military. The job the men and women of our armed forces have done for decades and centuries is so impressive it is difficult to put my arms around. I am in awe.
But I can’t imagine being drafted and forced to enter that line of work.
But for years it happened. It still happens all over the world. Having a son provides a deeper perspective on the issue. Which brings me to the story of Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.
As a native South Korean he is required to serve two years in the South Korean Army between the ages of 18 and 30. He’s 28. Suffice to say, he hasn’t fulfilled that duty and his options are many.
What would you do?
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