Talk:James M. Strode

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Militia vs army[edit]

This is one example of many articles, not just on the Black Hawk War, where militia service has been confused with being in the US Army. Strode did not have a military "career" in the usual sense of that word. He was a lawyer and politician who served in the militia for brief times during emergencies. The military infobox is not really correct here, since soldiering was not his profession. —Kevin Myers 03:43, 24 December 2010 (UTC)