I was drafted out of college in 1961, promoted to grade of E5. Liked the job but not the money so applied for and completed OCS. Got married and wanted out but they sent me to Hawaii. Loved the Army. Then they sent me to Vietnam. Twice. And Thailand for another year. Since I had 11 years in when the war ended I finished the 20 and retired to the family farm to raise beef cattle and purebred bird dogs. Made some money on the Weimaraners, the cows not so much. Price farm machinery and repair thereof and you will see why the family farm disappeared. Always undercapitalized, heavily taxed, over-regulated (EPA, INS, IRS, USDA, etc.). I'm now retired again, disabled, and play the market just to keep my savings from being devoured by inflation.