Mike loved his cowboy boots and hat. He wore his boots a lot, but not as much as he really wanted. He would have liked to ride horses more.

He really enjoyed this time at Fort Huachuca, Arizona where his uniform was cowboy boots, jeans and a cowboy hat. He would tell stories about teaching the wives & families of officers to ride horses. It was a job he really liked – he said it was the best time he had in the army.