Military service an intro to the real world


Photo courtesy Ken Drain

Ken Drain in 1968.

Riverside resident Ken Drain spent most of his career with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Federal Highways Administration (FHA), but it was his time in the Army and Army Reserve that provided his introduction to the "real world".

In 1968, immediately after Drain graduated from Montana State University with a degree in civil engineering he contacted the draft board to see where he stood. The draft board informed Drain that there were only eight people on the draft list from his home of Stillwater, Mont. and six of them were already in the service. Doing the math for himself...

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