Things you just don't get - Page 1446
Good on you there. Other folks didn't approach it the same way. I remember arguing with a friend of mine who was carrying on about how "unfair" it was that her fiance might get sent to Iraq (early 90's), which was not what he'd bargained for (according to her). Dude was ROTC which paid for both his undergrad and his med school. When I asked whether that was not, in fact, exactly what he had "bargained" for, her response was "but nobody knew then that we'd be in a war!"
Did you Falcon punch her?
During Vietnam a lot of guys waited for the draft as it was only 2 years compared to three or four for enlistment . What a lot of them didn't realize was that for awhile The Marine Corps was taking 1 out of every 4 draftee . If you don't know what that meant you should read about the history of the Marines in Vietnam