January 22, 2007 5:13pm CST
I did not get to see Full Metal Jacket until after I went to bootcamp, and when I finaly got to see it, I realized something about my experiences. We had a recruit (now a days you're not a private until you graduate) who was over weight that just did not lose any weight no matter how hard the drill instructors tried. I was funny that during a footlocker inspection the one of the drill instructors found a doughnut in this recruits footlocker. Man, did they make sure he exercised off that doughnut and all other snacks that he might have gotten away with. Very similar to Private Pile.
• United States
13 Jul 07
I am in the Army. When we left Samarra, Iraq a soldier that was involved in black hawk down was the BN Commander of the unit that took over for us. Col. Steel was his name with the 101st Airborne. After we left, Col Steel and his soldiers were under investigation for authorizing illegal kills. It sucks that we worked so hard to make the city what it was when we left, and they came in and ruined it again.
• United States
24 May 07
I was in the service and when I went to boot camp there was extremes on what they did to the recruits. But when you think about it they have all these people from all over and they have to mold them so that they can work and trust each other together. Also they have to be able to obey a order when they are in a war situation without questioning it. When I was going through boot camp it didn't bother me the way they did only because I kept in my mind that this was just a training base and that not all bases were like this. If you are not in the right frame of mind when you go through this training it could drive you crazy.