"In the spring of '99, I decided it was time to get out on my own, so I left home. I signed my name on the dotted
line. Startin' March 29, for the next two years of my life, I'd be a soldier. They shipped me off to Germany.
Army life just wasn't for me. I was 10,000 miles from them old red dirt roads." This was a few lines from a song
that Bert wrote about his life. And these are some photos of his life in the military.