posted on May, 8 2010 @ 02:30 AM
reply to post by ugie1028
boy can i relate to you; my little brother joined the army against my will to get the training to become a cop. And unfortunately it wasn't because
he thought it would be a faster track to the position of police officer, it was because the recruiters were psychotically obsessed with getting him to
join, calling everyday, taking him out to lunch constantly, filling his head with these god damn lies about how "bad ass" it all is, they just play
on a teenagers lust for excitement.
my little brother joined, and luckily he was requested to join the "old guard" so hes stationed in DC and doesn't see any action. but now he knows
the truth of the situation he could have been in, since the old guard do all the funeral services and he gets to see all the other dead teenagers
coming back from war; not only that but he quickly learned how ridiculous the army is, and how far it is from the picture the recruiter painted.
he has one more year then hes out, but he tells me now he wishes he would have listened to me, i have a feeling if your bother joins he will say the
same to you within a year.
but this isn't the same experience for everyone, i know from forums that some people really enjoyed there service, it "made a man out of them" is
typically the line touted, I'm just yet to meet anyone in real life with an opinion that matches that.
My father was a Vietnam vet, and he suffered from horrible flash backs in his sleep, it didn't seem like a big deal to me when i was a kid to hear
him screaming is his sleep "get the @#!$ down!!" and other lines much worse; but now that i'm an adult, i can't imagine what he had to go threw to
scar him in such a way.