HE REPLIED: "If you are going to be in the Active Army for the next year or two I suggest you stop exercising your brain right now!!!!!!!!!! You could become one of those unfortunate souls who go crazy from all the legalized insanity. You know that is my personal definition of the Army. Think about it, if you want to put yourself in a position to die or to kill others in the civilian world, you would be institutionalized. If you do it in the Army you are given a medal and promoted!! Airborne Brother."
The dichotomy there is astonishing. (A wonderful word that I picked up watching "Word Girl" in the doctor's office) Short and sweet, but there it is.
Oh by the way, the book I sent him was, "Blood makes the grass grow green" By Johnny Rico.