The reason Americans enlist in the military is long and varied, but the motivation offered by this new recruit to his drill sergeant may be a first.
The handwritten note was posted to Reddit a few hours ago by Basic Combat Training (BCT) Drill Instructor Looney82. These are the career soldiers in the green campaign hats who receive raw recruits from every imaginable background in the country. Looney82 has a sterling reputation on Reddit that lends itself to believing the letter is genuine.
Read the letter. It’s very brief. And I suspect the writer was having a touch of fun at the Drill Sergeant’s expense. The closing joke is pretty funny, too.