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Jim Scaroni : ‘It was a pleasure to serve my country’

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Can you imagine having to live away from your loved ones for 24 months?

Jim Scaroni did just that. He was drafted in 1968 and served two years in the Army.

Scaroni still remembers the first day he loaded up onto a bus and headed toward boot camp where a screaming sergeant was waiting for him. At boot camp Scaroni experienced brutal training and organization. He also learned a lot about leadership, he said.

“I was the leader of my…

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