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What would you change?

I’ve been waiting out here in the desert for over twelve hours. Waiting for what you might ask, I really don’t know anymore. This idea popped in my head, if you could change eight minutes of your life, what event would it be and why? So follow me as I ask fellow soldiers this question.

I see “Rob” sitting behind a shack bored out of his mind, I approach and ask him the question and this is his response. ” I really have no idea…holy sh*t. I have to think about this one for a while. Probably would have something to do with my dad walking out…maybe when my Dad walked out on us. It sucked and I was in middle school and I had no idea how to deal with it, it was fuck*ing depressing. And then I asked him to sum up his army experiences into one sentence, this is his reply. “An eye opening experience…both fun and disappointing …yeah something like that.

I see “Danny” standing on a bench looking off into the mountains, I approach him and these are his response. “I don’t really know if I’d change anything, I’ve had a pretty happy life, I think I’ve lived a pretty successful and happy life I now ask him to sum up his army experiences in one sentence “the most fun I’ve ever had I’ve gotten paid for by Uncle Sam…I’ve done a lot of cool sh*t here…it could be a lot worse I could be working at McDonald’s cleaning grease traps and sh*t

I see “Tony” eating an MRE sitting on the same bench with a stern look on his face. These are his responses. ” I’d go 8 minutes back and wish I didn’t have that MRE…it’s not the food of preference”. I now ask him to sum up his army experiences in one sentence. “the most rewarding experience I’ve done

I see “Andy” staring into desert with his dark shades on. These are his responses. “ my marriage, I don’t know how to make it short…had I known the real her I would never done it. She did a great job in hiding things. I now ask him to sum up his army experiences in one sentence. “my army experiences…what would I say…interesting, unexpected, the best decision of my life…now I’m officially a small part of history in participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in Enduring Freedom.

I see “Carlos” sitting his combat gear bored out of his mind, these are his responses. ” when I swore into the army…military is not what I thought it would, I thought everyone wanted to be a soldier not collect a paycheck….I just think its not what I thought it would be. I now ask him to sum up his army experiences in one sentence. “I’d have to say…educational…miserable…i don’t know undecided.

I see “Caleb” sitting at the entry control point out in the sun, burning up. These are his responses, “the eight minutes that led up to a car crash…I ended up giving to a friend and it cost him a lot of money. I now ask him to sum up his army experiences in one sentence. “alcoholics defending America…I’m going to say, too f*cking easy, just gay as f*ck

I see “Brandon” sitting next to Caleb these are his responses. “going with my friend to a party instead of staying home and having him kill himself that night. I now ask him to sum up his army experiences in one sentence. “hurry the f*ck up and wait…

I see “mosquito” laying next to the smoke pit. These are his responses. “…it’d be before I let my brother jump in the deep end and watch him drown. This is his response to summing up his army experiences. ” boring as f*ck…no change in day to day operations. Sucking the same dick everyday….bend over and spread your cheeks is pretty much what happens every day.”

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