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Old 08-01-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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I got a few

The swim test where we jump on the tower. Where they asked who could swim and who couldn't swim. Well all the white guys went to the who could swim side and the black guys went to the I don't know how to swim side. There I was in the middle and since I didn't move fast enough the RDC pointed me out and said there's 1 in every division(a black guy who can swim) and they made me jump 1st and do my laps to let the other guys no its not that bad and you don't have to be scared of the water.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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And people actually enjoyed such abuse. Incredible.
Not only do they enjoy [in retrospect] but they will always remember their TI's name.......I went thru AF Basic training beginning on Feb 14 1962 and I will NEVER forget Bobby Joe Tritt or billie Lee for as long as I live.....and if I saw them on the street now I would recognize either one
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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Homesick, homesick,homesick and lonely, so lonely when I lay in my cot listening to taps every night..Even 47 years later, I remember that whenever I hear "taps"
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Sgt Farmer, Sgt Tully (female) her name was longer but we called her that because no one could pronounce the full name. Sgt Arington, Sgt Beetle.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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And people actually enjoyed such abuse. Incredible.
Its not abuse.. its tearing down, so they can rebuild you better, stronger. There is a bond that forms too, and after its all over with your standing there with your drills and they shake your hand and they kid around with you, and you know it was not personal, it was training to prepare you for the field of battle, so you and your squad mates survive. Ahh there is no feeling of pride as great as standing there after your training...
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Its not abuse.. its tearing down, so they can rebuild you better, stronger. There is a bond that forms too, and after its all over with your standing there with your drills and they shake your hand and they kid around with you, and you know it was not personal, it was training to prepare you for the field of battle, so you and your squad mates survive. Ahh there is no feeling of pride as great as standing there after your training...
NO....... I enjoyed the abuse. It knocked my punk-A#@ into shape and into place!!!! It changed me in a great way. Boot camp will always be remembered by all.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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NO....... I enjoyed the abuse. It knocked my punk-A#@ into shape and into place!!!! It changed me in a great way. Boot camp will always be remembered by all.
You and me both brother.. you and me both.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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I rember when the DI's first got ahold of us. Ran us two miles with duffel bags on our shoulders to barracks. Then had us steer at a nil on the side of one telling us to concentrate and drive the nial into the wood flush will will power. Thatwas just the styart. best thing boot camp did for me was that they had your As.. and there was nothing you could do about it.Learned that in lfe to had to take something and just move on because there was nothing you could do about it. Valuable lesson I later put to good use.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I remember my first night in basic training. It was a Friday night (May 19, 1972) and after being yelled at for several hours I was wondering to myself that I could have gotten lucky that night as I was invited to a Senior Prom (same night) by a beautiful girl that was in the class a year behind mine.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Galax, VA
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I was still in the reception station on the 4th of July (1982). We were marched to a theater to watch a movie. It was about some ppl trying to escape the Soviet Union in a hot air balloon. At the time I thought it was some type of propaganda thing, but it turns out it was a real movie.
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