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What does AWOL stand for?

AWOL stands for Absent Without Official Leave

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  • Military and Government

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It turns out Bush was apparently absent without official leave from his assigned military service for as little as seven months, according to The New York Times, or as much as 17 months, according to The Boston Globe, during a time when 500,000 American troops were fighting the Vietnam War.