Mandatory Military Service Short Story

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Mandatory military service

There are things that are hard to forget; the death of a family member, your first day at school,

that time when you got that present you were expecting badly, etc. I have one of those moments,

one that stands out from the rest... About four years ago, when I was just 10 years old, I went on

a trip to Europe, everything was beautiful, but kind e of boring. I don’t really remember the name

of the Shopping Mall, but I remember every detail of what happened there. As we were walking

out of a store a woman started screaming for help, her brother had fallen to the ground and was

grabbing his neck with both arms, his face was as purple as a grape! He was choking to death!

A crowd of people started gathering around the
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Out of nowhere a tall man, dressed like anyone else, broke through the crowd,

grabbed the man and placed him on his knees, took both of his arms and put them around his

chest and pressed quite strongly. At this moment a white, round jawbreaker came bursting out

of the man that was choking, the tall man had saved him. You might be wondering, why are you

telling this story? What does it have to do with Mandatory Military Service? Are you completely

mad? Well, let me tell you, yes it has everything to do with it.

People tend to be prejudiced against Mandatory Military Service, they think that it’s part of an old

useless system that brings nothing good to society. But this isn’t true, remember the man that was

choking? He was saved by a someone that learned first aid while he was doing his military service,

which means its usefulness not only applies to war times but also at peace. I’m going to tell you

about some benefits that are often overlooked when people talk about Mandatory Military

Service.

Today’s society, here in Peru and also in the rest of the world, is lacking one essential

characteristic: the sense of unity in its people. Mandatory Military Service has been proven

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