He was. And according to Wikipedia, he did something extraordinary (with an axe) while serving. Let’s just say he’s not going to be wearing the “Mr. Arbor Day” sash anytime soon:
In July 1976, Tureaud’s platoon sergeant punished him by giving him the detail of chopping down trees during training camp at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, but did not tell him how many trees, so Tureaud single-handedly chopped down over seventy trees from 6:30 am to 10:00 am, until a shocked major superseded the sergeant’s orders.