You've never seen two greener recruits than Fred and me the day we arrived for basic training. We were immediately assigned guard duty, and soon after, Fred was approached by an officer. "Halt! Who goes there?" Fred shouted. The officer identified himself and waited for a response. And waited . "What's wrong, soldier, don't you remember what comes next?" "No," Fred yelled back. "And you're not taking another step until I do."