Personal Statement : My Military Career Essay

1675 Words Oct 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.. The definition of unscathed, according to Webster, is without suffering any injury, damage, or harm. I sometimes wonder if this just means physically or does in include emotional wounds. Not saying that I have been scathed by anything I have been through or conquered, I’m just wondering. The definition of a combat veteran, according to me, is a beer drinking, flag flying, barbequing American. It isn’t someone who struggles time to time with where he has been and what he has done. I day dream frequently about choices that I have made and how outcomes could have differed if said choices could be altered. Until recently, I have wished for a chance to go back to a day in March of 2007 and try again.

My military career began as a nineteen year old young adult in October of 2005 at Fort Benning Georgia’s school of Infantry. I had followed in my father’s footsteps, who had followed his father’s footsteps, and joined the Army a year after High School. The difference between them and I was I had aspirations of becoming the man who would later break down Osama Bin Laden’s door. No, I was not that guy, there, or even in the Military when that happened. I just thought I was going to be the cool guy who would get that kind of phone call. I had the grades on the ASVAB, which is a placement exam used by the military to determine qualifications, to enter just about every career field. I just had…

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