At USMA, when I was a cadet in 2008, we had an alumni come visit and hang out with us at our table during lunch. He was class of 1942. He wore his medals on his suit. He had a CIB with two stars. He did 30 years in the Army as an infantry man and served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam!!!! He mostly complained about his time as a cadet.
He had some seriously life experiences. I’m sure he has passed now, sadly.