Elder Bruce A. Carlson didn't set out to be a fighter pilot. He actually liked accounting. But when he needed financial aid to complete college, he considered the ROTC program and, much to the surprise of his parents, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
After several weeks of basic training in Forbes, Kan., he called his parents, saying he didn't like the training and was coming home. But a stern, though loving, father reminded him that it was his idea to join the military, and he was going to finish.