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Those of you old enough remember Sergeant Slaughter of the then-WWF, and the soon-to-follow Sergeant Slaughter G.I. Joe character. I have heard every joke and wisecrack there is connecting me to the two of them. Then, when I was 17 years old, without having previously considered it a course of action in my life, I joined the Army Guard.
Six years later, I have become Sergeant Slaughter, the real deal, the flesh and blood (and armed) incarnation of all those childhood jeers.
My motivation for enlisting was, as for many others, the educational benefits. However, after completing Basic Training at Ft. Benning, GA, the benefits became the least of my concerns, because I understood why all those who came before me served.
I'm currently fighting Liberals at the University of Missouri. When I started college, I also started ROTC. I finished 3.5 years (1 semester short of commission), and was thrown out b/c I couldn't meet their elevated PT standards (another rant entirely). This turned out to be a positive opportunity for me, because without the ROTC owning me, I became eligible for deployment. On 11Feb03, I got "the call." Spent 7 months on active duty, five of them in the sand north of Baghdad on historical documentation/collection operations. It's not the most glamourous job in the Army, but I assure you it's far more interesting than being a mechanic or cook (no offense to those who are - it's just not my thing). I have since returned (hence the handle Iraq n Baq) and resumed my studies. I've got one more year of classes, and plan to finish the ROTC program in that time.
Future military plans include a commission in the Missouri Army National Guard as a rotary wing aviator. Past that, I guess they'll have to throw me out when I'm too old.
I've grown to love the service over the years, and I put up a serious fight when I hear anyone attempt to smear the military and what we do. (Remember: College Campus = Liberals)
I'm glad I found this place; somewhere where I can find other people who think like I do.