In my junior or senior year of high school, I was aggressively pursued by a military recruiter. Looking back, a laughable notion. I was extremely skinny and had no interest in sports or excessive physical activity or conflict of almost any kind. But, I hadn’t fully decided what I was going to do after graduation, and GI Joe was cool, so I humored the notion for a bit.
Needless to say, I went to college instead. Now look at me. Still too skinny with no interest in sports or excessive physical activity or conflict of almost any kind. But hey, my country is still (mostly) free, so not a total loss.
Thank you to those who have served and are serving. You’re more brave than I.