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Originally posted by Sinny
Dont join the infantry!
If you really want to join, go into admin or intelligence...the rest are cattle fodder!
Make your time there worth while.
Originally posted by 2012srb
I read the other posts about enlistment terms and they reminded me -
Originally posted by honestE
My grandfather was in the military. It ultimately destroyed his family and lead to his early death. It takes a particular type of person to kill another human and walk away unscathed. I play video games and that's one thing but to be in battle is completely different. I always think of war as a game of chance. If you manage to survive it was luck. You are not sent out their to track down John Smith and shoot him... you're sent out there to shoot at anything that moves and the enemy is looking at you exactly the same way. If you want to do something that changes peoples lives there are tonnes of things you can do that does not require a weapon. If you want to get some real insight into what war is like catch up with some war veterans in your local area maybe through a retirement village or so. For the most part they will tell you war is ugly and most of them would never have wanted to participate if they knew what really went on in the fields.