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I Was In the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 115 People

    Surprise On Returning Home

    When I returned home in eary '68 after spending the just over a year overseas receiving a hostile reception from civilians did not surprise me at all, given the unpopularity of Vietnam. What was astonishing was what happened when I went to the local American Legion post in hope...
    alikat2 alikat2 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    And That Sucked!

    In the country I live, either military service or non-military service is obligatory for all men. I chose military service even though I wasn't motivated at all. I'm not interested in weapons or anything related, so it was all just boring s***. Luckily the service lasted only...
    Randomizedguy Randomizedguy 18-21, M Sep 30, 2009

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    was a 31L-cable dog. was in from 1999-2003.

    got to spend all 4 years in Germany . got out cause it was not for me . it was not about who did the best job it was about who had the nose burred the deepest.
    chat68chat chat68chat 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    "Stay Low, Move Fast,

    Shoot First, Die Last, One Shot, One Kill, No Luck, All Skill." Lol I felling BadAss today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2014

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    jbm67 jbm67 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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    I Served for the British army

    for 2 years go on say it "girls can't be in armies there to weak there to stupid especially blonde girls" you know what I'm done with all this stereotypical none sense! Yes I handled guns yes I got shot yes I lost people but I kept on fighting. This world is destroying me all...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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    I never got to really serve my country.

    ..I got discharged from ft. Jackson for medical problems. I will never get to go back:(
    purplebatman17 purplebatman17 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    23 Years Of Service

    Retired field grade officer, Medical Service Corp. Assigned to MEDDAC West Point, Ft. Dix, BAMC among others.
    railfan4019 railfan4019 61-65, M Dec 23, 2012

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    Combat Engineer

    About 13 Years in the Royal Australian Engineers.
    Lekhite Lekhite 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    About Me

    British armoured cavalry. One of those snooty regiments, hundreds of years old (older than the USA by 100 years). Heavy tanks (or MBT's as we called them).  Managed 9 years in total before deciding to try life as a civvy again.  Wish I'd stayed in now.
    Danny1000 Danny1000 51-55, M Nov 7, 2011

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    Noses To The Sky, Everybody...

    I was a radar operator in the army. 62nd HAWK Anti-Aircraft, Delta Battery in Essentho, then West Germany... Charlie and Delta were housed in Essentho and were operational for two weeks, Alpha and Bravo were at Korbach and took the other two weeks. When being stand-by, sometimes...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    Served 4 years. Went the Germany.

    Hated every day of it but glad I did it.
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 5 Responses May 18, 2015

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    I spent 2 1/2 years in the Army

    as a 19D. I was stationed at Ft. Benning GA. Kelly Hill. HHC 1/30th 3rd Inf Brigade. I enjoyed serving as wish I would have been able to stay in. I was Medically discharged in 1998. I still miss Army life more than anything in the world.
    armon6869 armon6869 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    Thank You For Your Service

    So, I've been in the Army for six years. I've loved every minute of it. On several occasions I've had people come up to me and thank me for my service....even got hugged while in uniform. On one such occasion I was waiting in line at a Hallmark.....Mother's Day card in hand. A...
    Dil77 Dil77 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Why Is The Sky Blue?

    Just kidding. Hehehe to each his own I say. I just like to **** pog... I mean people off.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Loved It

    i want to re-up, i just need to lose 100 pounds... got a little lazy after i got off active duty.
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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    I still serve in the army - Israeli army.

    I hate it but more 3 months - I finish, yay! :D
    Dana1212 Dana1212 18-21, F 6 Responses May 25, 2015

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    Have You Deployed? Please Help Me!

      My fiance is currently deployed to Iraq and I'm doing some research about soldier deployments. If you've deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, please help me out and take this survey! It will only take about 5 minutes- Thank you! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm...
    TGRecruitment TGRecruitment 22-25 Nov 28, 2009

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    Missed Opportunities

    Was in the army, never got to kill nobody, end of story.
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    My War In a Nutshell

    I find it rather ironic that I was more nervous about going to Basic than I was going to war.  I understand there there were certain issues governing each individual departure--for example, when I was leaving for Basic, it would be the longest and farthest I had ever...
    Harui Harui 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    Free

    I joined the British Army straight out of high school at the age of 16 as I wanted to get on with my life rather than spend more time in education. I was recommended to work in Military Intelligence which I was very happy about at the time as I was expecting to be infiltrating...
    L3r0y L3r0y 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2008

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    Eight Years

    Although it still doesn't feel like it, I was in the Army for eight years.  I didn't much like it, but it's a part of me now.  I was also in Iraq for a year and a half, in '04 and '05.  I have a few stories, but right now it's almost 3 AM.  I'll be back...
    Harui Harui 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    Cookingmonster360 Cookingmonster360 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    The hardest part for me wasn't making friends, I am an introvert and was never very interested in having friends. The hardest part for me is watching him come back from deployments...
    allthecoolusernamesweretaken allthecoolusernamesweretaken 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I was around ten or eleven when my friend next door introduced me to sex by showing me home videos of him and his brother mother having family sex saying it was ok and started...
    airborne82 airborne82 61-65, M 2 hrs ago

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    …I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall...
    ImmensityToDreamIn ImmensityToDreamIn 70+, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was molested by five of my family members and i never told anyone. It started when i was 12 years old.
    Og94 Og94 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    This morning because I said the f word to my brother. Mom made me keep it in my mouth and bite on it for 30 minutes in the corner and I'm not allowed to wash my mouth out I tried...
    lorenzaann lorenzaann 13-15, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I couldn't help it, watching my partner enjoy the food I was encouraging him to eat and seeing how much it turned him on changed something in me, now I'm joining him at the table...
    AmandaBanks AmandaBanks 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    This Has Been The Worst Experience That Has Ever Happened. If you can't deal with things like this then i suggest you do not read, theres a reason why i am sharing this, because it...
    Naomi543 Naomi543 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    i am so stressed out cos i am not quite sure how can i avoid idiots leaving stupid cruel comments on my story. i wrote my story for myself, not for attention. so sometimes i keep...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It's 10 days until my fiancé leaves for bootcamp. At first I was nervous but now I know and feel better he's doing this. 3 1/2 months of straight letters. It's going to be crazy...
    Kiayamj Kiayamj 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not an army girlfriend quite yet but my boyfriend of four years is signing his contract this week and will be leaving for basic training August 22. I'm so nervous
    Rickisummer Rickisummer 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This all happened in the months that lead up to my 18th Birthday. I meet this guy about six months ago, he came in where I worked a lot. We started talking at first just cause I...
    JessicaRenolds JessicaRenolds 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm feeling...numb, to be honest. I broke up with him, failed at going No Contact, spent two HORRIBLE months considering going back together and suffering from worse abuse than...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    The army runs his life and mine... and it sucks
    D3vacj D3vacj 22-25, F Feb 4

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    My memory for years is not good at all but i will just say around 1990 I took a good job with a construction company and my best friend for around twenty years was the boss of the...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Feb 4

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    WASH DAY!!!! It was that time of the week again. oh i hate this day, this the day when the popular girls at school target someone less popular then them and decide to clean her up...
    sasahsworld sasahsworld 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    One thing I've learned is that army girlfriends understand something no one else does. We know what it is to love someone truly for their person. We don't have a ring or his last...
    tplum15 tplum15 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm so glad I found this website. It helps so much when I can come on here and vent about life as an army gf when I can't do that with my friends. They don't understand and are...
    tplum15 tplum15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Okay, so I never thought I'd share this story I mean I know this is what this website is for but... I just thought that was too personal to be shared but I've realized that I can't...
    deathyboy deathyboy 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I was betrayed by my best friend. She was my first friend in high school and we were best friends with each other. It has been 5 years since we have known each other. However, we...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F Feb 1