|Sports and war both involve teamwork. The three types of teamwork
in war are best expressed by sports examples:
- In bowling, each team member does the best he or she can and the scores are added up.
- In a track or swimming relay team, each person must do the task correctly before the
next person can start.
- In a football or basketball team, everyone depends upon everyone else in the team.
The way you build teamwork in both is practice... drill and practice. Once you make
sure that everyone has the basic individual skills, you drill and practice until working
together becomes instinctive.
Many of us don't just live in the past, but are still very active in sports today... as
coaches, managers, fans and, yes, even players. This section is for our fellow Vietnam
Veterans to share their sporting memories of the era. So step up to the plate!