Upon graduating from High School in May of 1964, I joined the Army in September 1964 and was sent to Ft Leonard Wood MO for Basic Training.My first introduction to Army life at the age of 18 was arriving at about midnight at Ft Leonard Wood, getting off the Greyhound bus, and being escorted upstairs to a room where they proceeded to scare the living “S***” out of us! 

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