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Thanks guys, really appreciate it.
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SP5 James Bradley
SP5 James Bradley
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Congrats!!!
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SrA Stephen Gulas
SrA Stephen Gulas
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My father was a marine during WWII.
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SPC Debra Hill
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didn't have a clue! ( My Dad was in Army during Korean Conflict) He taught me rank, how to do facing movements,perfect salute (per my C.O.) polishing boots, all the essential basics. Because I knew so much going in got me in deep kimchi with DI's. Thought I was prior service and was lying! Took al of boot camp to convince them I really was a first termer
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SSG(P) D. Wright Downs
SSG(P) D. Wright Downs
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My drills thought I was a CID plant because I was confident and asked questions. I had worked for Social Services prior to enlisting and got the lowest on a civil service test (94%) so couldn’t keep my job. My recruiter had been RIFT so would use his reserve rank of Major when he would call to see how I was doing. I would give him a pay phone number. Recruits don’t ask questions and I didn’t know that. I figured thing out, others followed me, the mess SGT loved to have me on KP because I had done catering and I didn’t get the nasty work. The Drills were just confused with me. I also put my Sr Drill on his butt after he put me on mine in hand-to hand. They kept asking me what my real rank was…I had no idea what they were talking about. I ran into a person I had know years before who was a drill for the men….from WNY to Ft Jackson, SC go figure.
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SGT William Brady
SGT William Brady
2 mo
I made it difficult on myself by not following orders. learned after 4 nights of KP. Made soldier of the month.promoted to E5, Tank Commander, 27 months in Germany,honorable discharge after 33 months because I extended my stay 3 months overseas.
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CW2 Dave Shope
CW2 Dave Shope
2 mo
My Dad told me don’t ever let them know your last name HE DIDNT TELL ME WE ALL had name tags
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SPC Elizabeth Walker (Miller)
SPC Elizabeth Walker (Miller)
2 mo
My dad was Army and my step dad was a career Marine. I knew going in it could be hard. I didn't mind KP duty, I was the oldest daughter of 6 girls. Wasn't much different. I volunteered for everything. They got tired of it and wouldn't pick me for most things in basic and AIT. My regular unit was great.
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SGM Major Stroupe
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I knew very little about Army life before I joined. I figured it would be tough but I had no idea about how much I had to learn. The Army helped me grow up and be responsible. Can't thank my good NCO leaders enough for their sound leadership and showing me the ropes.
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MSG Raymond Davis
MSG Raymond Davis
2 mo
My Father was in the 101st at the Battle of Bastogne in 1944. He was not much help. I talked to some friends that offered true advice.
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