posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 11:14 AM
Joined the Navy back in 1989, I had been out of high school for a year and was working at Sears. Got tired of that scene and decided I wanted to do
something good for myself.
I decided that I wanted to travel the world. Ok, now comes the biggest issue, money. My dad was in the Army, but I didn't want to do that. My first
choice was the Air Force, but during my second interview the the recruiter, he asked be if I smoked pot, I told him no, never have, he says to me you
never have, come on, everyone has... told him not even one time, he called me a liar, so I walked out and went to the Navy recruiter...
Took the ASVAB 2 days later and on the 4th day was at MEPS. I was on my way to Boot 7 days later.
Sunny Orlando Florida... in July and August... whew it was hot !
I about 3/4 way through boot, I developed a back problem, couldn't hardly walk much less march and do the morning P.T. after seeing 3-4 doctors I
was told that I would have to be discharged on medical. No compensation or anything as it was a "pre existing condition".
Even though I was only there 6 weeks, I miss it, I was looking forward to a career in the Navy.