Posted on Mar 20, 2015
PO3 Steven Sherrill
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Good question, PO3 Steven Sherrill. I would tell myself to do my best and try my hardest as the units and the years come and go. Not to half-step and just go with the flow, but to really try all the time.

I would also lecture myself about saving for the future. I had a dear aunt who was like a second mother to me, and she always encouraged saving a little bit each pay day. That was some of the best advice in the world.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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While walking to the company latrine for a shower, do not salute the LT with a bar of soap in your right hand.
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That sounds like it might have a story to go with it. I'll bet it wasn't funny at the time.
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CSM Michael J. Uhlig
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I'd do better at keeping a notebook with home addresses and phone numbers of all friends along the way.
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Twice a year, I have lunch with a friend from BCT in 1953. I am always shocked at how much the old fellow has aged!
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I always wonder if my drill sergeants are still alive. I never kept in contact with anybody from basic. There are only two from the Army that I am still in contact with The first one my roommate at my first duty station, and the other a sergeant when I was in Korea. Some others I was in contact with then lost track of them because I move too much or they did.
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