When I was a kid about 6 yrs old, there was a family that lived across the street from us. Their son was about 20, had a red 1959 Corvette Stringray convertible and was a Green Beret. His name was Bob Bean. He and my Uncle David, who was a Marine, were my heros.
2 of my other Uncles (Mom's sisters husbands) were Cops. Uncle Dick and Uncle Bill. Them too.
and John Glenn.