His goal to become a policeman essentially ended when, as an Army Reserves enlistee
, he endured a terrible jeep accident in 1969.
A year ago, the service announced new $20,000 bonuses for recruits and up to $40,000 if an enlistee
signed up for at least four years.
Contrast Elwood's journey with that of a young enlistee
who runs afoul of a drill sergeant, sees his friends die in combat and ultimately becomes a man.
It's useful to speculate how a foreign enlistee
on the naturalization fast-track would reply to the same question.
A standout enlistee
, he was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services and sent with a special team to French Indochina.
in an artillery company headed south to help Washington's beleaguered troops on Long Island.
Don left high school early to join the US Navy during World War II as an underage enlistee
html -- A San Francisco woman describes the shock she gave her boyfriend, a WWII Navy enlistee
, when she wangled her way onto a Coast Guard boat and met his ship on its return from two years in the South Pacific.
and draftee alike quickly learned the business of soldiering and killing even though military discipline came hard to free and unbridled civilians.
It's not over till the fat lady sings and we're back in there shooting basketball,'' said veteran Harry Coleman, 62, of Northridge, an Army enlistee
from 1959 to 1962.
Drawing on Swofford's bracing firsthand account of the Gulf War, "Jarhead" follows a third generation military enlistee
(Jake Gyllenhaal) from basic training to first deployment as his unit awaits orders in the scorching Kuwaiti sun.
Jarhead" (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows "Swoff" (Gyllenhaal), a third-generation enlistee
, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, always potentially just over the next horizon.