They medicalled me out after a serious back injury. So then I became a defense contractor and went right back aboard...
And this is when it was hard - in the early 80s, only mental patients and recruits/candidates had buzz cuts. :sonic jay:
In all honesty, I respect all that make the choice.
And at the risk of looking like an old guy (more than normal) I really think we need to reinstate the draft.
For years and years, those young men without direction were inducted into the military where they gained basic life skills, marketable job skills, self-discipline, and direction. They became better people and citizens as a result, understanding that they are part of a larger society.
Today, we have hoardes of "eternal adolescents" who are essentially 25 or 30 year-old teenagers who think they're the nucleus of their own little universe.
This is the Pub. Leave common sense at the door.