Thousands of guys went through Army training in the late sixties and early seventies at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. I was one of them.
It was a time of turmoil in this country as baby-boomers were faced with the draft and then with a lottery for the draft. The Vietnam War during that time was incredibly unpopular and the perception seemed to be that anybody joining the military back then was the real enemy.
I was able to join an active U.S. Army Reserve unit in the Detroit area. But the first requirement was to go through several months of training.
I still remember individual drill sergeants, exercises we went on and fellow recruits I trained with. The picture above was taken when my mom visited me at the post. Notice the sign for the services for different denominations.