So, this kid was an active duty squid - 9 years of service and only a 2nd class Petty Officer - that's what? E-5? Help me out here, Dman..
So, not exactly the sharpest knife in the tool shed, not that there's anything wrong with that.
And he goes after a 'Nam vet, and a Carney to boot.
My money's on the Carney every time.