A U.S. Army officer told of the contrast in his pupils during two different eras of teaching at the artillery training school at Fort Sill, Okla., (home of the Field Artillery).
In 1958-60 the attitude was so lax the instructors had a problem keeping the men awake to listen to the lectures.
During the 1965-67 classes, however, the men, hearing the same basic lectures, were alert and took copious notes.
“What was the difference between the classes of 58-60 and the class of 65-67?” you ask.
The latter class knew that in less than six weeks they would be facing the enemy in Vietnam.
13 “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13; cf. 1 Pet. 5:8; Eph. 6:11).