Monthly Archives: June 2001

Army Basic Training 6 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

1100 hours Just after I wrote that, we got off. Drill sergeants yelling, raining outside. We got inside soaked. I’m writing now from a hall full of maybe 300 desks, filling out some forms, so far we have been so

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Army Basic Training 5 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

I don’t have the medical records regarding tuberculosis disease in me, so I’m waiting now to be shipped to get x-ray, again. The MEPS stations in LA messed up. We’re waiting now for our deployment, so are 1,500 of the

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Army Basic Training 4 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Word is out, we’re probably going to basic soon. They say it’s about 30 miles away, middle of nowhere. The guys are getting restless. So far, we haven’t done much physical exercise except the PT maybe. Did some pushups her

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Army Basic Training 3 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Went PT (Physical Training). Wasn’t hard, just need 13 pushups and 17 situps for passing. When I get there, though, it will be raised to 40 and about 50 respectively, just to pass. I tried to run with this fat

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Army Basic Training 2 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Formation, 0430 hours. Went breakfast, then to the PX to buy a lot of equipment. Bought a lot of things today. 6 pairs of socks, detergent, shoes (running @ $60.00), some stationery, 40 stamps, 5 more pens, notepad, boot shining

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Army Basic Training 1 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

We arrived at midnight, the 19 of us. From Charlotte to Columbia, SC, more people heading the same places were clearly visible. There is a military reporting in place for Ft. Jackson there. Soon, more flights arrived, at first 20

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Army Basic Training 0 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Let me tell you what happened, it’s a long story, but I’ve got time. The last 2 days, the night of the 20th and the 19th, i slept a total of 7 hours. I wasn’t too tired at the beach,

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