Pretty typical stuff -- is one average boy to the army writes of ""American in the Army"", what they do, what's done to them, how they like it and how they take it. As such it's all right, young, buoyant, outspoken, occasionally sentimental. From induction to basic training to assignment with the Engineers -- cadre -- Overseas, and between, the details of training, manoeuvres, bivouac. The importance of making friends, of girls and mothers outside. Minor complaints, chores, and major pleasures, furloughs and passes. None of the flavour of See Here, Private Hargrove -- just routine record.