I did a 4 year enlistment in the Navy from
1966-1970. Spent the better part of two years in Tonkin Gulf. The military is a mixed bag. I remember it being a frustrating
combination of adventure, danger, maddening BS, and just plain hard work. The plus side of it was that I came home shed of all the trivial teen-age head baggage, got some useful tech training, and had a real good perspective on what I wanted in life, and how to get it. In spite of how difficult it sometimes was, I've never regretted the enlistment. The experience probably enabled me to achieve more in life than I otherwise would have. That's my take on it.
Originally posted by yegor21:
Im 17 and i was thinking of going the Army. I just wanted to ask people who were there to tell me how its like...My Father was a lutanent in the German Army but he dousnt wont to talk about it and his telling me not to go so plase if you can tell me how the army is and what you have to go through...
It is better to die on your feet
than to live on your knees.