I was new to the Airborne and upon entering the shacks I was assigned to the second floor with a old vet of the Airborne who just tilted his head to acknowledge my presence, he did not like a new guy in his room , as it was set up for him. Along came Cpl. Alford to introduce himself and make me feel a little better about the whole shock of “Mr. new guy” he took me out to meet some guys and bought me a coffee, I will never forget that,or how the Sergent Major told us about his death while we were out in the field one day. He was a great guy.