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

BASIC TRAINING


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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

"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood."
General George S. Patton

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz


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