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March 9, 2003

Andersonville- Thousands of men and women made a commitment to their country. It's a commitment that has called them to defend a country on the brink of war. Mark Stibitz was in the Navy during Vietnam. While he was single, he says he remembers what many soldiers went through when they left their families.

He adds, "It's tough on these families. They go through rough times." Stibitz says the families that are left behind have to pick up the pieces.

One former sailor we talked to says he entered the military for adventure, but now, many years later, his feelings about war have changed.

Glenn Denton, says, "My feelings have changed so much from when I was twenty. Now, I am anti-war. I just don't agree with it anymore."

Denton says he is proud of the military, but he says remembering the pain war created for families in the past, makes him dread the possibility of war.

Posted at 6:20PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com