When people outside the military think of Boot Camp they think of a hardcore, tough, mean training session. We all have seen the pictures of Drill Sergeants screaming at recruits. But reality is in Boot Camp there are some funny light hearted moments like when Drill Sergeants play tricks on recruits to get back at them for doing something stupid. These are by far the funniest things to happen inside the walls of Boot Camp.
"There are soo many stories to choose from. One of the funniest is who we had to salute - every living being. Literally. So I'm walking back from a med appointment I had when a squirrel crosses my path. So I render a snappy salute and bark out a 'Good morning, sir!' just as an officer is walking across the street from me. He ran across the street to investigate just who the hell I was saluting. I responded, The squirrel, sir! He said, What the f--k?? You saluted a squirrel??? Yes, sir! Who's your company commander? Petty Officer Shanks, sir! Ok, move on dumba--. And stop saluting squirrels. Yes, sir!" (Source).