Posted on Aug 26, 2016
CPL Anthony Slaughter
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This was back in 05' when that God-awful Corporal Recruiter Program was around.

So I was at this kid's house, giving him my usual sales pitch, and (I swear to God this happened) his grandmother pulls a gun on me. She was scared that I was gonna take her little grandson away, and the next thing I know she's got a loaded revolver pointed at me, ordering me to leave.

So I left, and when I informed my Station Commander, he asked me if I tried to re-sell the Army, to which I restated the fact that you can easily see when a revolver is loaded. He then said that I should've tried to reason with her, but after I respectively asked him to go there and demonstrate where I went wrong, he dropped the issue. Gotta love USAREC.
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SSgt Dan Montague
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I don't want to incriminate myself.
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SGT James Allen
SGT James Allen
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Ditto
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SSgt Dan Montague
SSgt Dan Montague
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admit nothing, deny everything and make counter accusations
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EPIC! Okay, so I'm with one of my Future Soldiers riding around knocking on some of his friends doors and other names I pulled from his school. I start going down this road and he's playing on his phone. After about 2 or 3 minutes of driving he looks up and SAYS...HUH "WHERE ARE YOU GOING" and I'm like blah,blah,blah address. He GOES, I WOULD TURN AROUND IF I WAS YOU. UNLESS YOU WANT TO STOP AT PEOPLES HOUSES THAT WILL SHOOT YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR SKIN COLOR, I'D TURN AROUND. I'M WHITE AND I DON'T GO DOWN THIS ROAD. Needless to say I Turned Around and made a note to self.
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This may not be the craziest, but the most amusing. I made an appointment with a Senior from one of my local schools, and he comes in and he is very enthusiastic about joining the Army. So far so good. He took the SASVAB, got a 80 or something, great! So I get into prequal and I ask him the standard, no drugs, no law, no medical. Awesome! Then I ask if he seen a psychiatrist, he says yes. I ask why and he says, as casual as can be, "I hear voices speaking to me." I pause and stare for a bit. Then I verify if I heard him right. Yep, he hears voices. Then I ask 'what do the voices tell you?'. He says, "To do things." (Keep in mind his demeanor is like this is normal). He goes on to say that the voices once told him to skin animals and kill his dog, but he finally got help when the voices ordered him to kill his family. But he told me not to worry because as long as he takes his pills he's ok! Yeah, he's not in the Army.
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This is a true story. I was a Marine Recruiter in Gainesville GA from '94-'97. An applicant came in the office one day who was prior service Army. At the time, he was working as a prison guard. Part of the process was me obtaining character references, which I went to the prison to do (not from the prisoners, of course. From his supervisor). As it happens, a former Marine I knew also worked at the prison. I talked to him for a while, and he mentioned that the applicant was evidently popular, as 2 other guys were there just days before about the applicant. I didn't think anything about it. A few days later, after everything had checked out, he went to MEPS to process. Our recruiter down at MEPS was doing the final verbal screening, he asked the applicant "Have you ever killed anybody or been accused of killing somebody?" half jokingly. The guy answered "Yes". Our guy said "Tell me more". As it turns out, while in the Army the guy had been stationed in Germany. Long story short, he came back home after his tour and his wife and kid didn't. He had actually been charged by Army CID for 2 counts of murder, but dropped the charges as there were no bodies or evidence. Our guy called and said "Come get him". I responded with what I thought was the appropriate thing: "Fuck that, he can ride the shuttle. I might not make it home if I'm in the car with him for an hour". I never saw the applicant again. Oh, the 2 guys at the prison a few days before I was there...... Army CID still investigating, I found out later.
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Sgt Dale Briggs
Sgt Dale Briggs
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Ah... Great story where's the rest , got to see how it turned out.
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CW3 Matt Hutchason
CW3 Matt Hutchason
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Sgt Dale Briggs - I'm still alive in 2016, that all of the rest of the story I want to know about. He could have been a cannibal for all I know. They never found the wife and kid. Lol.
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Sgt Dale Briggs
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Great story.
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