| "At Paris Island, the training was very strict and complete. I was older than most of the boys there. I was approaching 30, while most of the other fellows were in there teens or early 20s. So I guess the sergeants went easy on me, but the men were under very strict supervision all the time. Every minute of everyday we got to partake in the kind of training that would make the men fit for service over in France. So I would say that it was the kind of training that made men out of these young fellows. Made them real wise and disciplined men. It was protection for them when they got up to the front, they knew what to do. So the training at Paris Island, as I say, was very strict and complete and there were no minutes wasted. "
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