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Personal Narrative: United States Army

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My dad, Warren “Smitty” Smith was entered to the United States Army straight after high school. Upon entry, my dad attended Big Ben community college in Fort Polk, Louisiana. He left college for his military obligation. When my dad was in high school, he told me that he barely scraped by. He was an snobby, smart-mouthed teenager before entering the military. He pulled the fire alarm a few times, once in the pouring rain, so everyone had to go outside and get soaking wet. He never was considered a good person. In his senior year, his friends took the money from their class, and had at my dad’s best friend’s house, Pete. When he got off the bus for boot camp, the drill sergeant said “Son, you look like you’ve had too many cheeseburgers, and
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