In adolescence, many of us went through the learning curve of life. If we were judged solely by our past, many of us may not be able to show our faces today.
I would like to say in addition to good father figures, the military does a lot for instilling principles and carving manhood into boys. Not all boys may grasp the training or catch on immediately, but many others do. They grow to become young men and eventually men.
Saying things is one thing, standing by the things you say is another.
Thank you for your tours and writing this letter for others to see — I am genuinely against literary devices of open letters, but in this case I choose to make an exception — thank you, again.