You just have to want it bad enough.
Wilkerson, 43, who spent almost four years in the Army during the 1980s, said he was happy to return to being a soldier — a job and life he loves. After separating from the Army in 1986, Wilkerson, a Las Vegas native who serves as an M1-A2 Abrams tank gunner for Multinational Division Baghdad with the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, said he missed being in the military, and that during his break in service he carried on the values of discipline and upholding standards that he had learned during his first enlistment.“I regretted getting out every day,” he said. “When I was in the civilian world, people told me I acted like I was in the military.”
Wilkerson decided to re-enlist after the Army raised its maximum enlistment age to 42.
Some people talk. Some people do. Ah, to be 42 again.