Going through basic training is such a stressful time for new recruits they naturally look for ways to keep their spirits high, and those funny incidents become the stuff of boot camp legend.
One guy was repeatedly told to salute every living being, so he took the order to heart and saluted a squirrel that crossed his path...right when an officer was walking across the street.
Another guy got grilled by a drill sergeant with this classic line- “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PRIVATE? WHY ARE YOUR PRIVATES SALUTING IN THE CHOW LINE?!”
And then there's the wiseacre who mumbled something snarky under his breath and was made to talk to himself in the mirror for 30 minutes while pointing and saying “You're an idiot”, “No, I'm an idiot".
Read Veterans Share Their Most Hilarious Boot Camp Stories here (Contains NSFW material)