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No, he cannot be fired for serving in the military. As long as he provides his employer with advance notice when he's going to be gone and the total amount of time he's gone is less than 5 years, his employer has to give him his job back when he's gone. He doesn't have to give notice if there's a military emergency that makes it impossible. He's protected by the Uniformed Services Employment And Reemployment Acts.
If your son's employer tried to fire him, he could file a complaint by calling 1-866-4-USA-DOL or downloading a form from http://www.dol.gov/vets/
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