Everyone who has joined the Army, with few exceptions, has had to go through Basic Training.
Basic Training consisted of learning the basics of Army life.
How to march
How to tell an officer from an enlisted, and the ranks of each.
How to salute
How to sit, eat, sleep, talk, walk, and think the Army way.
How to shoot a rifle, crawl under live fire, throw a grenade and much much more.
The U.S. Army had many Basic Training Army Posts throughout
the United States. Some were
Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, Fort Polk and others.
Other Services, US Airforce, Navy and Marines had their basic training camps as well.
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Each new recruit climbed onto a bus, train or plane to get to Basic Training.
Here was my transportation, for the first leg.
Here was an example of what Basic Training was like at Fort Polk, La in 1967
By request, here is a Guestbook similar to the one we lost.
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This is why we serve and defend our country.
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood."
General George S. Patton
grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
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