(You can find Adam in the Amaranthine saga. Demetrius is also in the Amaranthine saga. Adam's story takes place in 1952, one year before the Korean War ended.)
Adam leaned back in the barber's chair and closed his eyes. The buzzing clippers moved slowly over his scalp and sent a rain of brown curls falling around him.
"So you've joined up?" old man Winslow asked from what served as the waiting area. "You gonna go over there and kick some Commie ass?"
The barber coughed loudly. His eyes skipped to the girl who stood near the counter wearing a proud smile and a poodle skirt. "There's a lady present."
Mr. Winslow snorted, but amended the question. "So when you shippin' out, boy?"
Adam opened his eyes and tried not to sound too excited. "I have to go through Boot Camp, first."