This was a coveted position because the Reserve units were mostly kept out of combat during the Vietnam War. McConnell's first day of training at Fort Knox was July 9, 1967--two days after taking the bar exam--and his last day was
Shortly after his arrival, McConnell was diagnosed with optic neuritis and was deemed medically unfit for military service as a result.
After just five weeks at Fort Knox, he was honorably discharged.
McConnell's brief time in service has repeatedly been
Although McConnell has "allowed" reporters to examine parts of his military record and take notes, he has refused to allow copies to be made or to disclose his entire record, despite calls by his
McConnell's time in service has also been the subject of criticism because his discharge was accelerated after his Daddy placed a call to Senator John Sherman Cooper, who then sent a wire to the commanding general at Fort Knox on August 10th,
Mitch was allowed to leave post just 5 days later, though McConnell maintains that no one helped him with his enlistment into or discharge from the reserves.
In 1971, McConnell returned from Washington, D.C., to Louisville, where he worked for Tom
McConnell attempted to run for a seat in the state legislature, but was disqualified because he did not meet the residency requirements for the office.
McConnell then went to work for a law
During the same time period, McConnell taught a night class on Political Science at the University of Louisville.
In October 1974, McConnell returned to D.C. to fill a position as Deputy Assistant Attorney General under President Gerald R. Ford,
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