Going to Afghanistan to hug soldiers seemed like a 'great' idea.
I've always had a love affair with soldiers since I visited my brothers at NMMI, New Mexico Military Institute. So much so that I wanted to attend...my father and brothers laughed at me. It was 1962 and girls were not allowed at NMMI, it was a 'boy's club'. This was my first experience with segregation. I did not like it even then as four-years old.
This was my opportunity. This was an adventure.