"Footloose was valedictorian of his high school class, captain of the track team and an Eagle Scout. He was going for his degree in Phys. Ed. on a state scholarship when he suddenly dropped out, moved to the West coast and spent three years searching for elusive answers to cosmic questions. He was standing on the boardwalk in Venice one day when the randomness of his existence hit him between the eyes like a runaway freight train. ""I think I'll join the Army,"" he said, and did. After completing basic, jump school and desert training, he joined the GI JOE team."