The sound of a trumpet makes you stop and stand up
The second Taps came on, it didn’t matter if you were holding a half-melted ice cream cone, you froze. And it still blows your mind that they keep serving hot dogs during the national anthem at baseball games.
Your pop culture knowledge lagged way behind
If your family was stationed overseas before the days of satellite TV and streaming video, you didn’t find out who killed Laura Palmer until 1993.
You didn’t realize anyone actually voted for Democrats
Your parents and their friends were all Republicans. Every car you saw off-base had a “Bush/Cheney” (or "Regan/Bush"!) sticker on it. And all “they” wanted to do was shut down your base and put everyone out of a job.