From my grandfather: "Well, of course, we all had fun at UT. But I remember December 7. I was out having a nice brunch, and then the news came. There was no question whether or not you were going into the Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Corps. There was nothing to debate."
I have several friends, two of whom are in Iraq and others who are in military academies, who felt the same way about Sept. 11. Why is that idea so foreign to most people -- even Bob? They can't seem to get past the media line that the only people in the military are those who needed money and signed up without expecting they'd actually see any military action.