Unfortunately for me, I had a number of things going against me. First of which was a flaw in my eyesight (Far Sighted with astigmatism). I have thick glasses like the stereotypical egg head of the forties. I mean thick, magnifying glasses which pretty much disqualify me for anything.
A girlfriend from 20 years ago, said I looked "smart".
The other problem was a real case of the Can't-pay-attention-for-long-periods for anything educational. I'm still afflicted.
So with that, I became a search and rescue swimmer who looked for submarines. I was good at neither, but I had a good time of it.
The long winded point of all this is a link to "Tailspin's Tales", who gives us a look at a letter written to one of those fortunate fellers who is given a billet at both The Air Force Academy and Annapolis.
We used to say in 1984, Soldiers and Air Force personnel go on Pass or Leave. Sailors and Marines go on Liberty. You ain't partied until you go on Liberty with a Sailor or Marine.
Chicks' used to dig that. We partied a little too hard back in those days...
The author of that letter mentions this, "The hottest girl in the bar wants to meet the Naval Aviator. That bar is in Singapore."
Never made it to Singapore. But I have seen all that in Cannes, France.