Everyone knows that a soldier is someone that has made the ultimate sacrifice. By that I mean someone that has gave up being with family and friends to go and help the world. However, being a civilian may be difficult at times, it does not even compare. The responsibilities of a solders can be challenging, rewarding and yet demanding. As a United States Soldier, fighting for our country, both home and abroad, we are considered as a band of brothers, well some may even call it a family whom incorporate the antic of military first, family second and accountability fits into the category as top priority. Within the United States, the importance of keeping our patrons safe and free of any potential threats that can be a risk to safety is also near
I’m a military child. Change was instilled in me since my birth in Spain. My childhood was spent briefly in Europe, the east coast of the U.S, and eventually the Midwest. This change of scenery, schools, friends, and just about everything else in my life led me to be the person I am today. Travelling was amusing and I enjoyed change of pace every couple of years, but it wasn’t easy. I learned early on that getting attached to people wasn’t a good idea and should be avoided in preparation for the next move. This led me to being an incredibly shy child who couldn’t open up to people. The world I come from is an adventurous but problematic one. When I concluded making friends would assist with each transition I found myself too terrified to attempt
We also went through Jenkins, Wilson, Pine River, Backus, and Powers before we got to the small town of Hackensack were we stopped for a little break and fill up on gas. We keep going up 371 until we got to the intersection of 371 and 200, right next to the Northern Lights Casino, were we took a right going on 200. Going on 200, we went by Turtle Lake and kept on going past Leech Lake until we got to 84 going north. We took a left on 84 going north towards lake Winnibigoshish. We passed through Federal Dam were there was a lot of boaters docked and even more docking up to get in and out of Leech Lake. Still going north, we came to Bena at the intersection of 84 and 2. Going right at the intersection for about one to one and a half miles till we took a left on Winnie Dam Rd NE. On that road, there are many old redwood pines and also a lot of old white pines, there are also a bunch of logging caused by a bad wind storm that came though that knocked
We have left Fort Kearny and are followed on the south side of the Platte River and have now reached the California Crossing. We are going to cross the South Platte River so we can later follow the North Platte River. It is to shallow so we have to follow sandbars across the river, because of it being a wide river there is no
My youth pastor pulled out of our church parking lot at three am in the morning loaded down with a bus full of twenty four teenagers including me. We were off at last head to Colorado Spring Colorado, little did I know, our bus was going to fall apart this very day.
The long 172 days had finally passed, and the day I had been waiting for, for months, had finally come. We were in Chicago for my One Direction concert, the day couldn’t have come faster. The agonizingly slow hours that passed that day was too much to bear. Before arriving at Soldier Field, I was highly anticipating meeting one of my closest friends, Jessica, for the first time. It’s actually rather incredible to me, we first were introduced on social media, we didn’t know each other at all, all we knew was that we both loved the same band, and we were both going to the same concert. Prior to meeting for the first time, we were restricted to Skyping each other almost every other day and texting every day.
I grew up in Sugar Creek and went to a private school for daycare. I honestly don’t remember much about it, but when kindergarten year started I moved here to the Fort Osage District. I remember me meeting a boy, which I was kind of mean to. My mom had my mind set at boys are gross and have cooties, and school was all that mattered. Which still to this day I try my hardest to stick to school, and my two jobs. He kept trying to talk to me almost everyday, and having the same recess together didn’t help me out any.
We left Fort Kearny and were following the South side of the Platte River. We reached the California Crossing yesterday and had to cross it using the sandbars people marked being safe enough for us to put our wagon on it. We had to cross it because we needed to follow the North Platte River. It was hard because the river wasn't deep enough and too wide for a ferry, so we had to cross it ourselves trusting what other people said it was safe to go. Fearing that we would make a mistake a mistake we listened to them and we made it across safely without anyone losing their wagons or losing their life's. Once we got a little further, we came to a very steep hill, that we had to go up, there was no way around it. We had the family with the lightest
Joining the military was astonishing in very many aspects in my life and it truly molded me into who I am today. I will genuinely say that the most important people in my life are my mother and father. I am not a parent myself but I have had years to only imagine how tough parenting can be; especially when raising three stubborn boys. My mother and father are very open minded and kind hearted to everyone regardless of who they are. I will be honest here and say that I may not have been as grateful as I should have been when I was a younger kid, but that’s just life. When you are younger, everything is very simple and do not realize the little things in life. I had no other worries except for, “What’s for dinner?”. The military made me realize how much I appreciated and very much needed my loved ones. Travelling far away to Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, San Diego California and starting my very own journey was one of the toughest decisions at that time to make for myself.
(Renee Young was all set at the Draft Center, ready for the draft to take place, as she quickly rummaged through her papers, until she sat them down on the table, keeping a steady smiled. Being seated on the panel along others. She glanced over at the camera, as the show would finally start.)
The problem is we have to cross the south river so we can follow the North river. The river is too wide to be bridged and too shallow for a ferry so we are going to cross using only sand bars. We are halfway across when one of the ox decides to stop and take a break but then we got him in gear and we got across. We get across and we are already seeing a major obstacle course that is gonna be a pain. It's a huge steep hill that we have to get up and Lauren can barely walk with her blisters and she's very sore so I don't know how she's gonna help and we need all the help we can
We are leaving Fort Kearny and following the South side of the Platte River until we get the the California Crossing. When we get there we have to cross over to the North Platte River so we can get to Oregon instead of California. There are no ferries and there is no bridge so we have to walk on the sandbars. 4 days have passed and we get the the California Crossing FINALLY. We cross the sandbars then we see that we have to go up a hill. Our wagon is very heavy so we have to throw something off, we decide to throw off a water jug. If we need more water we could just use some from the other families or when we stop just drink straight from the fresh water. We get to the top then we see that we also have to down. We decide that to get down the
With no vision or plan to enter the civilian life and no idea what to do with my life, I still had severe scars of the year in Iraq. There wasn’t a priority or a drive, but however, I did have some responsibility I had a wife and three children. In a desperate move, I attempted to return to the State where I was born as I think about it this may have been some comfort zone. I would send my two new children back home to their state while I attempted to land a job. My first interview would be in Cincinnati as a Retail Manager in a large company. Confident that I had some stability, I couldn’t avoid the heavy drinking or my violent outbursts I would eventually succumb to leaving my wife and two children to find myself in this lost world, which later I regretted. My focus was to leave everything behind and start a new life this would
I joined the Marine Corps looking for a challenge. I wanted to open doors for a new career and longed to have a positive impact on the world around me. Looking back five years later, I realize I found all that I originally sought, but I’ve also found something profoundly satisfying and meaningful that I never knew I was missing.