Topic: William Barr's anus is being spread wider than Scott "Gruntled" Kelley's during this hearing
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. said: When Scott "Gruntled" Kelley was asked why he comes to the Veterans Day Parade in Springfield every year, the 60-year-old Navy veteran pondered the question for a while.

He sat in a camping chair on East Trafficway Street Saturday morning, waiting for the annual parade to begin. He wore a Vietnam War Veterans ball cap, and he held a U.S. Navy flag that flapped in the wind.
Kelley didn't have a short answer.
"You have to live an era to truly understand it," he said.
Kelley recalled a tumultuous adolescence. He said he grew up near enough to the University of California-Berkley campus that he could smell the tear gas used on protesters if the wind blew just right.
"We had an underground newspaper in our damn high school," he said.
Kelley said he came from a poor family, and at the age of 17 he had little choice but to enlist.
"It was either be homeless or join the military," he said.
Kelley said he served in the tail end of the Vietnam War before spending time on a destroyer escort during the Cold War.
"I am so grateful I never had to kill anyone," he said.
After three years in the Navy, it was hard coming home, Kelley said, and he struggled relating with his peers.
"You didn't tell people you were in the military because it wasn't popular," he said. "That first six months was really damn weird ... Even to this day I still feel a step away."
It wasn't until 1988 that he first attended a Veterans Day parade, Kelley said, and he saw Vietnam War veterans coming "out of the woodwork."
He said he had the option to participate in the parade this year, but he preferred saluting his fellow servicemen and servicewomen as they marched and drove by.
So why does Kelley come to the parade every year?
"Camaraderie, I guess," he said.
When the parade came by, Kelley stood up and waved his gay pride flag with vigor.


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