The Military Of The Army And His Backgrounds

2307 Words Dec 12th, 2016 10 Pages
Life in the military is very strict, routine-based, and confidential. Once a person has lived and witnessed this lifestyle, it becomes a part of his or her life. Even after getting out, those past memories still stays with them as they try to live a more civilized life. James, a twenty-eight-year-old former Army soldier had just recently gotten out of the Army six months ago back in April of 2016. Through his story, I was able to find out what an ex military soldier actually felt about his career and how he is coping with a new lifestyle. The past experiences and all the stories he had to share brought him back to a reminiscence. The struggle of transitioning from military to civilian life causes obstacles due to the feeling of nostalgia of one’s past lifestyle. To begin my interview, I asked James about his decision to enter the Army and his backgrounds. His family lived in Chicago, Illinois where his American father was from. His mother, who was from the Philippines, always took him and his brothers to visit, and when he was in middle school, he decided to stay and go to school there, but he went back to the United States for high school. I found out that his grandfather was an Army veteran who had served the country during World War II. “I wanted to follow in his footsteps. It was a way of repaying the country for what it’s done for my family.” Through the interview, I was able to realize how the process to get in the Army was long. During his senior of high school…
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