I just missed Vietnam by a few months....did volunteer in 1975....24 years later I retired from the US Army and currently teaching ROTC in a middle school (8th graders).
Thanks for the kind words. Although I experienced alot of family separation, endless training, sleepless nights, cold azz weather, hot azz weather, many miles running, countless push-ups, learning different languages and cultures, losing friends to the ultimate sacrifice, being shot at, and zeroing in on the enemy............I wouldn't change it for the world. We live in a free society, and it's sad to say that too many people take it for granted.
So, again....thank you.