Growing up, Wayne and I were close. Our father was a career Army officer, and we moved many times during our childhood years. I believe moving and the military lifestyle made us even closer than most brothers. We attended school together and sometimes the same classroom, played Little League on opposing teams, and got into trouble together.
We enlisted in the Army, me one week before Wayne, and went to Vietnam together on the same airplane sitting side by side. Later we served at the same duty stations, Fort Benning, Georgia, Heilbronn, Germany and Fort Jackson, South Carolina, our first ten years in the Army. Having Wayne with me during those years made my assignments easier and more tolerable.