Last night I dreamed that I was handicapped and in wheelchair and still forced back into the navy. They converted the aircraft carrier that I was on into a cruise ship and I had to work on it. Most if not all veterans have dreams or nightmares about being called back into the service. It doesn't have anything to do with age. I'm 55 and when I worked in bars many of the old time veterans said they had those dreams or nightmares.
INCONSISTENCIES This is one of the ways you know you are dreaming. Last night I dreamed that I was going to school in a crime ridden big city and I had a backpack with a lock on it and the lock was a pad lock. It was a regular size pad lock but not always. A few times it was as big as a backpack. A story that is in the book I am reading now about alien abduction mentions an inconsistency such as this and it makes me wonder.