Originally Posted by Grayma
...We lived below the poverty level most of our time in the military....
I can relate. Hubby was active duty Navy enlisted man from 1972 to 1993, and I was active duty Navy enlisted woman from 1970 to 1977, and Naval reservist from 1977 to 1995. The 1970's and 80's were especially rough. You might say, "character building" rough.