Joined just after my 18th birthday. Signed 3 years for MP MOS, got to Ft Gordon and found out the recruiter had signed me up for a school I was too young for. Army gave me another option, went to Ft Bliss and became one of the last of the "Dustermen" (MOS 16F), then off to Vietnam to become a "Fire Dragon". It was all good, except the parts that were not so good.
Returned in 2017 for a visit to my areas of operation and experienced what a peaceful place of beauty Vietnam is now.