Definitions

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  • Date Eligible to Return from Overseas or Date of Estimated Return from Overseas

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I was the C-2 S-1 at the time, packing for my DEROS.

    Bane Ashley

  • If you had only a month till DEROS, you had a lot more in common with any random short-timer than with the FNG the army had just tossed into your platoon.

    1968

  • So every soldier went to Vietnam with a magic date, more important than any date could ever be for the rest of his life: DEROS, the Date Eligible to Return from OverSeas.

    1968

  • Whenever anyone was killed within a couple of months of DEROS, it added to the superstition that the closer you were to leaving, the more likely you were to be killed, which did wonders for morale.

    1968

  • The Hell Nazis, nicknamed “DEROS”3 by the unfortunate Richard Shaver, are a “technological” race only because they still use the advanced weaponry they developed in antiquity.

    The Book of the SubGenius

  • He was a young aggressive NCO, though he intended to leave the military on his DEROS.

    Schott, Richard S.

  • It was over, was all, back to the world, DEROS, all that good shit.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • And maybe that’s why he’d trained so hard to come back as a sniper and why he pushed himself so hard up in Indian country, and why he made war upon the enemy like few in the whole decade’s doomed venture; and maybe that explained the twenty years of drunken, bitter solitude that followed before the man reinvented himself and somehow, some way, found a path back into the world, DEROS at last.

    Dead Zero

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  • DEROS, Date Eligible for Return From Overseas

    December 28, 2009