In WWII my father took some of his training at Fortress Monroe Virginia at the Coast Artillery school. Being an enlisted man he was assigned guard duty as part of his duties and training. Like all other draftees he was taught the 11 general orders including:
To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
Now I had to look that up because the version my father taught me was:
I will walk my post in a military manner and take no crap from the battery commander.
I’ve always suspect that father’s version of military life wasn’t exactly regulation.
More obersvations next week,