California Cadet Corps Experience

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A significant challenge I have faced in my life was when I went through survival training during the summer of 9th grade when I was apart of a military youth program known as the California Cadet Corps. Known as the hardest feat in the program, Cadets who enlist in it must survive 5 days in the woods without food, water or shelter accompanied 3 strangers in order to receive one of the highest honors, the red beret. Though at first the task sounds lively, it quickly transforms into a living nightmare where one must endure hunger, cold nights, and grueling feelings of regret and homesickness that nearly made me pick up the security radio given to us and say the shameful words, I quit. If not for the group of daring individuals alongside me,
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