War and the U.S. military were staples in Tom Hanks' life long before he starred in "Saving Private Ryan" 14 years ago.
The actor grew up in Alameda, Calif., where the Naval Air Station is located. Almost all of his friends had fathers serving overseas in the Air Force so military, he said, was a fabric of life.
But while Hanks says the military was normal and understandable in his childhood, the Vietnam War was not.
"I was totally confused. Absolutely, 100 percent confused," Hanks told...Full Story