Forty four years ago today, I joined the United States Navy.

Checked in at the recruiting center in downtown Indianapolis at 08:00 hours. Got checked out physically and did paperwork. Took oath around 15:00 hours. Bused out to the airport and waited for flight. Boarded an old C-47 for Chicago O'Hare around 18:00 hours. Spent that night in a WWII barrack at Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois.

Eleven days later I would celebrate my eighteenth birthday.

Watch the video. Go Navy!