let's wish good luck to the soldiers , they are nearing the end in Afghanistan.
Absolutely yes. And thank you to all for your service.
As to law school, service will help considerably in areas of focus and a steady, disciplined pace. That is one of the keys to productive law study. Avoid a frenetic, panicked approach that is so often the (bad) norm. You'll also likely find a good deal of respect from faculty, most students, and, even moreso, from employers.
Again, thank you, and good luck,