It still sounds like some made up bullshit right from the start. I can't imagine there being too many soldiers that young in Desert Storm. Vietnam maybe, WWII certainly, Korea possibly. Desert Oil Ignition world tour? Sounds made up.
"Alright, boy! You finished High School, time to send you to war!" sounds goofy even by burger standards.
Pepsi Man wrote: ↑
Wed May 29, 2019 9:56 pm
As far as I can tell you'd have to, quite literally, enlist the day after your 18th birthday, finish basic, and then immediately be deployed and return home before the year was up and then have the accident between returning home and your 19th birthday.
possible but it's not, at all, realistic.
See, that's what I though. I don't know how the USA handle it but here a few months go by before you're even considered a soldier and even then it's very unlikely you get deployed anywhere, not even dumbass baby sitting guard duty shit like squatting the Kosovo border to stop drunk Slavs from killing each other.
Usually it's shit like "Alright, you're through basic training, now we'll put you through additional training for your specific role" and shit. Some 18yr old just through basic training is more of a liability on the front than a helping hand. It's not like it's 1944 and you throw just whatever at the eastern front that can hold a rifle the correct way around.