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name:
Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo
rank:
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
date-of-birth:
December 20, 1945
home state:
Colorado
missed opportunity:
Vietnam War
excuse:
Apparently the thought of his ass getting shot off in Vietnam depressed him so much he could not serve
occupation:
Congressman (Ex)
 
"As a Republican student activist, Tancredo spoke out in favor of the Vietnam War. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in June 1969, he became eligible to serve in Vietnam. Tancredo said he went for his physical, telling doctors he'd been treated for depression, and eventually got a '1-Y' deferment." — Denver Post, 11/27/2005