I notice many of you are Veterans here. I thought it would be fun to see what fond (or not) memories you have from your Military service years. Stories like why did you join the branch you did, humor, disappointment, lessons learned and anything else you may like to share. I'll start............. I joined the Army while we were still in Vietnam to Serve this Country and get the best Helicopter flight training in the world. Get this...my recruiters name was "Roy Rogers" I always thought that was funny. Yes, he lied to me...that's another story. I was a Warrant Officer Flight Candidate...at the time all candidates went to one basic training post, Fort Polk, La. the hell hole of Basic training posts. They said it was the closest in climate to South Vietnam that we had in the US. Guess they wanted us ready..even though the war was officially over, we were still in Vietnam. Anyway, you would think that the Drill Sargeants might treat us with a bit of kindness considering they were all Nam vets and knew what the Helicopters Pilots did for them over there. No way! If anything they were harder on us. (Mr. P even ended up in the hospital for a week, but still graduated basic training on time. I didn't quit, it wasn't in my contract ). It took a few years (maturing) to understand why they were so hard on us. Fort Polk was in fact the first weeding out of those Candidates that couldn't cut it. Turns out the Drill Sargeants did understand and only wanted to see the Best of the Best get through. One year later, of the 28 that started in my flight school class we graduated 14. Lots of stories in there. What do you folks think....Anyone up for this?