16 June 2012


I am proud of my military service.

Knowing now what I didn't know then, I don't think I would have joined.

I was a bad fit with the Army.  While I had some fun, I was in general pretty unhappy.  It ultimately led to my being crippled.

The person I am today would have joined the Marines.  The person I was at 18 should not have joined.

I don't feel my recruiter said anything that was untrue.  There was just so damn much that was unsaid.


  1. ??? I always got the impression that you loved every minute you were in military service, and planned to go career. Did I misunderstand you?

  2. You didn't misunderstand what I said.

    It's taken 20 years to admit things to myself.


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