They're the three years of his life he says he wishes he could forget.
"Everybody knows war is hell, don't they?" the 87-year-old said. "That's how I'd describe it."
Campbellsville resident W.I. Rucker is a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant for nearly three years.
Rucker, originally from Burdick, was drafted in April 1943.
When he was drafted, he said, he just thought he would go like everyone else.
"It's time to go," he said. "That's just the way I felt about it."