Friday, January 30, 2009

January 30th, 2009

Still frozen here. The past few days the food really sucks. A lot of people complaining about being hungry. Some people get run out and eat a lot less than others. I'm doing ok. I don't mind. Today we took our first shower in 3 days. 3 guys didn't ever get one. Mine was approximately 15 seconds. There are rumors that we might start training tomorrow. Some also say Monday. A few guys are on the verge of getting recycled and/or discharged. Apparently this boot camp has about a 50% attrition rate. You either really fuck up and they discharge you or get recycled, but this is the last Charlie Troop. So, if I get recycled, I would end up sitting for about 2 months then starting all over at Fort Benning.

Apparently, there is one drill sergeant who has been physically smacking on kids upstairs, but who knows?


  1. Hey Justin! Boy, it sounds tougher than I realized. Then again what did I IS the military!! I'm glad to hear that you're hanging in there and keeping a low profile - that's probably very smart. Have you made any buddies? What are the ages of the recruits in your group? It's great to be able to read your blog and keep up with how you're doing. I've never 'blogged' and I'm sure, as with everything else on-line, that there is a protocal....just tell me if I'm doing something 'not kewl'!! Stay safe!! Love, Aunt Margie Jo

  2. Justin,
    Sounds like you're taking the correct approach, and keeping an open mind, keep it up. Hope the weather warms up for you. Keep your feet dry and the rust off your weapon. Just keep in mind it's training and will finish. It doesn't matter if you get out of there as an honor graduate or lowest man in the squad, as long as you get out of there and go on to the next evolution and eventually a real unit. Let us know if you need anything.
    Semper Fi-

  3. Hey Kid, I was just checking in hoping you had added some updates. I'll check back latter.
    mj (Margie Jo)