We had the choice of two parties tonight. Yes, that is correct two parties! We had one focused on the Miami of the 50s and the other one The Swamp. Miami was really fun, the music hot, and the food great. But I'm from an area north of Miami and I felt more at home in the swamp.
I remember my drill sergeant picking on me and my friends. He told us we should thank God every day that we had joined up and got out of the swamps. Otherwise we wouldn't know what shoes were. He was probably right.We each got two pairs of boots just for joining the service.