A Day That Changed My Life Forever

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December 5, 2005 will be a day that changed my life forever. This day would be a day that would bring me many friends, nightmares, experiences, and the responsibility I would never have thought I would have. The struggles, achievements and situations in which I would find myself in do not come to just any normal person with an ordinary job. On this day I enlisted to join the United States Army.

I had just started my freshman year at Northern Michigan University. It was a local college in my hometown. I was young, dumb, and reckless without a care in the world. I had no idea what I wanted to major in yet. My mentality for the last 18 years had been “I will figure it out as I get there”. This exact same mind set carried over as far as my obligation to pay for school, so as the semester came to an end, I found myself more in debt than I would like to be and with no means of being able to get out of it with my current situation I found myself in. On December 5, 2005 I walked over to the Army recruiter office and enlisted into the United States Army as an Infantryman. Before long I was visiting multiple doctors, filling out numerous papers, and taking an unwanted amount of shots.
From the very start of my enlistment, once I stepped foot off the cattle truck it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I was climbing towers and ropes higher then I had ever wanted to. Operating weapon systems that I had only seen in movies and on TV. The days of…

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