Military Brats : Legacies Of Childhood Inside The Fortress

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Is it too farfetched that children of military personnel have their own subculture? Military Brats are children of active military personal that move don’t have a set home they live in. They are actively moving from state to state and from country to country. Despite this sounding like this sound like someone who just moves around a lot, there is a whole lot more to Military Brats. Military Brats are in fact, a subculture that have a real presence in our society and have their own struggles they face as individuals.
The first and most important question that needs to be answered is, what is a Military Brat? Wertsch answers this question perfectly in the introduction to her book “Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the fortress. “I was a military brat . . . I was guaranteed free medical care and subsidized food and housing until the day I finished college and had to turn in the ID card that granted me these rights and privileges” (Wertsch, Intro). Essentially a Military Brat is an individual either born or raised on military bases for a majority of their lives. Where does the name Military Brat originate though? The phrase “Military Brat” is actually an acronym, Brat stands for, British Regiment Attached Traveler (Caban). All of this essentially means that Military Brats aren’t guaranteed a home, rather are more or less guaranteed the opposite. They live nomadic lifestyles, never having enough time to become accustomed to their environment. A great example of this is

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