As a newly commissioned infantry lieutenant, I was eager to set an example for my platoon by cleaning my own M一16 rifle. While we were working on the weapons, one soldier complained about the unusual notched shape of the M一16' s bolt and chamber, which makes it difficult to clean.
"Lieutenant, they need to make something to clean this with,” the soldier said.
"They do,” piped up a sergeant.
"Really?" I said with surprise, wondering why we had not ordered such a tool.
"Yes，sir,”replied the sergeant. "It's called a soldier.”