I guess you don't remember how cold it was at the Frozen Chosin either ... or when Chesty Puller told us "We're surrounded, but that simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them."
LOL Now i do remember the "Boots" all over Camp Geiger during MCT and SOI training. Silly asses wearing there Marine Corp letterman jacket like back in high school, and all of them getting their first tats. Me, i was in all the hand job joints up and down the strip in Jacksonville. Took a while but found out the uglier the chick, the better the hand job. Go figure. I joined the Corp at 25 yrs old. I was older than every recruit and most drill instructors. Graduated as the guide of my platoon, picked up meritorious PVC, but it all went to shit a couple of years later. Arrested on leave, given a special court martial, brig time, stripped of pay, rank and a OTH.