Who have you looked up to?




 
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Boots
 
December 19th, 2004  
Focus Fate
 

Topic: Who have you looked up to?


Long story short, my schools taken me out and put me in tutoring for all of the second term, I was hating the idea of it but then I met my tutor. He's a former Marine. He's an older guy and he's "old school" Marine. He was telling me some of his stories from basics (he did officer training program) that were pretty funny. I told him about how I got arrested and he's done a lot of asking around about if I can still get in and wants to see me get in, he's really cool. He's cracking down on my bad habit's of doing homework and the one on one stuff is really helping me out. I look up to him quite a bit.

So has anyone else had a teacher or tutor or instructor ect. that was ever in the military that was pretty cool that they looked up to?
December 19th, 2004  
beardo
 
ive not really had anone like that...ive had my dad..but hes a computer person/manager so i cant really be inspired by that lol...
December 19th, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
I wrote mine for a college entrance essay assignment...

If we were to make a scrapbook of our lives, the hundreds of people that float into and out of our brief existences, and the impact they have on us, would be reflected within the pages. There will be many pages full of group photos, featuring the brief acquaintances and backstabs, but the more significant people in our lives will occupy multiple pages of their own. One of my honored occupants is my squadron commander, Captain Raymond Keasler, CAP.

First impressions mean everything to many people, and that given to the other cadets was not one that I needed. My long hair, jeans, American Eagle shirt, and clogs were contrasted significantly to the BDUs and combat boots surrounding me. My lack of comprehending which way was right and left didnít do me any good on the drill pad, either. To many, I was seen as someone who would never make it in the squadron, which was almost entirely devoted to hardcore camping and training. Captain Keasler looked past my inexperience and intimidation to see potential and an incredible will to succeed.

As time has passed, my respect and loyalty to Captain Keasler has only grown stronger. There have been activities that left me swearing I would never sleep on the ground again, but he convinced me into going to General Emergency Services training. I am now well on my way to becoming a Ground Team Member. When he requested that I take on the task of training a Color Guard for the Cadet Competitions, the fact that I had never seen a color guard perform, and only five weeks, seemed very insignificant. As an inexperienced Cadet Staff Sergeant, I took on the job of Cadet Commander. A task requiring great patience and almost impeccable leadership skills, as well as the responsibility of training those beneath me, it has been one of the most challenging of my career. However, throughout the experience, Captain Keasler has supported me with every step I have taken.

Captain Keasler is one of the many unsung heroes of the world. He would never appreciate my using him as a topic, for the sole reason of modesty. However, there is no other person to credit the maturity and responsibility I have gained in my life. While there may be times I hear his plans and wonder what has come across him, my loyalty for Captain Raymond Keasler, CAP, has never, and will never, falter.
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Boots
December 19th, 2004  
devilwasp
 
PO mcrobbie, i still do.
He served as a rating on one of the ships that sunk in the falklands, cant rem the name, will find out.
Good guy.
December 19th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Prrobable my girlfriends father whos in the army, the usual Irish celbys
December 20th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
My grandfather. He was in the British Merchant Navy for the duration of world war 2, anti submarine duty. Moved to Australia, started a life here, became an author and has just published his 38th book. He's 92 years old, but he's still strong as an ox, and has much drive. He cares for his 5 acre property daily, walks a few miles a day (just for the benefit of the dog he says). Plus he is an all round nice guy, with great morals, great stories to tell and a heart of gold. I look up to him. I always will.
December 20th, 2004  
master2001
 
 
the people i've always looked up to are soldiers as well. I sometimes went with my dad when he had duty and listening to those guys you'd find that they are some of the biggest softies around. but they act so tuff and hard, but in all actuallity, they are pretty cool people.
December 21st, 2004  
panzer
 
 
I have looked up to my grandfathers both served in the military during WW2. And both did right to everyone they came across in there life. Great men both of them.

Love ya both rest in peace.
December 21st, 2004  
Focus Fate
 
A lot of you have mentioned grandfathers. I look up to mine a LOT. He's funny and really cool.

He fought in Korea in the US Air Force. He was part of the Third Air Sea Rescue. (I believe the 2nd Squadron). He was a radio operator on his plane. They flew out, landed in the water and rescued downed pilots. He was a Corporal durring that but when he retired from the Air Force he was a Chief Master Sergeant!
December 21st, 2004  
Locke
 
 
my two youth group leaders:
the guy was an army major, she was a naval captain

they are two of the coolest, strongest people i know, they are awesome

and they are getting divorced, so im rather gutted at the moment. they have two kids aged 7&5
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhh
stressed