A privilege to serve

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When I entered the Army in 1979, a gallon of milk was $1.62, a first-class stamp was 15 cents and a gallon of gas was 86 cents. Pay for a private E-1 with less than two years service was a whopping $419.40 a month. A private also received a meal card and a room with eight to 12 other privates. Full story

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