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Re: Fort Hamilton Draft Physical and Written Test for the Draft


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Posted by Nate on Tuesday, August 15th 2017:

In Reply to: Fort Hamilton Draft Physical and Written Test for the Draft posted by dave f on Sunday, August 13th 2017:

I was also at Ft. Hamilton in May, 1966, and June 1966; the first time was for the physical to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. We went from room to room filling out various forms, (the forms were all from 1951, even though it was 15 years later), being examined, etc. I remember the huge ice cream machines which were in the cafeteria. They were similar to the ice cream from Carvel's. In June, 1966, we again went to Ft. Hamilton, and a bus took us to JFK, for a Braniff Airlines flight to Dallas, and San Antonio. When we got to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, it was very hot. We were met by one tough African-American drill Sergeant. I'll never forget what he told us. He stated "You guys can smoke; I won't stop you; however, if I find any of you with a cigarette, I'll show it down your (name off the deity) damn throats". He would have also, as in those days, the drill instructors used to hit troops (and get away with it).

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