Young men were drafted and sent to boot camps all over the U.S. They were taught skills for hand to hand combat and how to hit the bullseye with rifles and 45 caliber pistols. It took all kinds of training and skills to fight a war.
Had Naomi Bryar not lost her temper with Russ perhaps she could have saved their marriage. His behavior of not coming straight home from work and hanging out at 24 hour restaurant, or bar until two or three a.m was just the beginning of what was to come. Read about what happened to Naomi in “A Marked Woman”.