Monthly Archives: July 2001

Army Basic Training 26 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Some people, McKissick and Shteynberg got Article XV for being caught using the phone while on duty, along with Gomez.  Cortez is leaving cuz he told a psychiatrist he wants to kill our first sergeant.  But otherwise, about 230 of

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Army Basic Training 25 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

0230 hours Pulling security guard. On Thursday, we fired our weapons for the first time and slept out for the first time, setting up our tents. And we grouped our bullets, so it’s within a 4 cm circle. The grouping

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Army Basic Training 24 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Got 3, maybe 4 hours of sleep tonight, or last night, cuz we came home and slept around 10, and my room had 2 hour guard duties, but I was so busy cleaning up and using my time to do

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Army Basic Training 23 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

We did DNC marching today, it’s a 60 men platoon formation marching competition within our company amongst the 4 platoons.  Then the best goes on competition against the best of the other 5 companies in our battalion.  We lost, but

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Army Basic Training 22 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Wake up today 30 minutes earlier than usual, 30 less minutes of sleep never meant so much before.  I was so tired.  Then we went through the obstacle course in the break of dawn.  We did everything from low crawl,

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Army Basic Training 21 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

Bayonet assault course and pugil stick today.  Pugil sticks are like the huge q-tip looking sticks, almost wooden.  It was harder than I thought.  Some guys fought girls, and one girl knocked one guy out.  One guy had to go

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Army Basic Training 20 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

A girl got a teddy bear in the mail package.  She couldn’t keep it, though.  Only things we need we can keep.  every day we keep track of how many days we have left.  Everyone does.  we went through team

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Army Basic Training 19 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

exercises in the morning, march to the woods, then more land navigation.  Nothing else really happened, we just had to use a compass and find the targets they set up.  Then chow, laundry turn in, mail call, then boot shine,

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Army Basic Training 18 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

We got smoked on Saturday, because of the Wal-Mart kid. The thing is, he promised to call his girlfriend here, which is when he went to call, but he didn’t get phone privileges here, so he had to sneak out.

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Army Basic Training 17 – Ft. Jackson – 2001

0917 hours We had first aid class today, 3 km away. We marched there, in the rain, with our LCE on and our wet weather top raincoats on. It got pretty boring after a while, but it was emergency first

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