So fear of becoming homeless and getting a few dings is enough to have You dissuade others from becoming a Soldier? Sorry to hear that, but the US Military is not for Everyone. I for one will take the bruises, broken bones and sand in places I may never fully discover to do what I feel is the duty of every able-bodied(and of sound mind) American who has even once looked upon Our flag and felt pride well up in their chest. Of course that Is just My ever-so-humble opinion, take it with a grain of salt. This is the Internet, after all.