I was never in the military but I have served my country for the past 27 plus years in the Civil Service. Kind If wish I had joined the military after Vietnam. It was pretty much over by the time Igot out of high school, and once the war was over there did not seem to be much point to joing the military then (that was to a then very young me). Still though, I think in the past 27 plus years, I have done my part to serve her with honor, sometimes even at the cost of my well being.
All the best,