I spent 24 years in the US Army . . . this bullsh!t change in the drinking age came about 15 years ago. The military changed the drinking age on their installations to match the local state drinking ages.
I think it's pure bull . . . if you can go in to combat and risk your life, you damn sure should be able to slam back a shot of JD
or whatever serves your fancy.
I'll tell you this - never, even after I put the "heavy hardware" on my collar, did I ever refuse a drink to a soldier.
FOR THOSE THAT FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW OR UNDERSTAND