"Hello, my name is Jason William Braveheart. I am here to enlist."
"How old are you and when were you born?"
"I am 19 and I was born on May 1, 1932."
"Do your parents approve of you enlisting?"
"Yes. My mama saw me off on the train."
"Does your father approve?"
"He died last year." Jason blinked hard, trying not to cry."
"I'm sorry. Is your mother well cared for?"
"Yes, we have a farm and she's renting it and has a comfortable income, and whatever I can spare from my salary."
The desk Sargent sat, gazing at him.
"If you pass your physical, which I am sure you will, Sargent Joseph Townsend will be your commander. I think you'll do well in the army." said The desk Sargent looking at him intently
"Thank you, sir." Jason said returning his gaze, with his own, honest gaze.
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