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: Are you sure you're 18? Reese
: Yes, and here's the I.D. to prove it.
[shows him a fake I.D
] Sgt. Hendrix
: All right then, Private Jetson.
: I want you to explain to these recruits how the worst soldier in the unit has managed to put them all to shame. Reese
: I just stopped thinking. I figured out that using my brain was the whole problem, not just here, but my entire life. If I just do exactly what I'm told, and nothing else, then everything gets easy. It's not even a question of smart or dumb. You just turn yourself into a tool. I'm much happier that way. I'm the world's happiest tool. Sgt. Hendrix
: You must be proud of yourself, son. Reese
: I don't know if I am or not. I'm waiting for you to tell me. Sgt. Hendrix
: [his voice begins to break with emotion
] My God! A soldier like you comes along once in a thousand years.