Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day

As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short. Today/Yesterday (it's like 12:01 a.m.) I'm going to post some military pictures. I thought they would be cool to share. Bear in mind these are old"er" and I didn't have quite the skill I now have. I wish I could go back in time, and retake these bad boys!

This is me at Fort Jackson, SC, where I went for Basic Training! That is called Victory Tower, and we have to rappell (I have no idea how to spell this) down this bad boy. Okay, so I am deathly afraid of heights. Now at this point in my Basic Training I have been gassed, I have been screamed at for hours on end, and I have been pushed to my breaking point physically, and I still haven't cried. This was my day! I balled like a baby while climbing up the ladder on the right, and I balled all the way down that bad boy. It was humiliating. The actual experience wasn't that bad, I was just scared out of my mind!

This is me in Korea! I am carrying a M16 with a M203 Grenade Launcher attachment. I love this gun. Especially the grenade attachment, you only needed an area within 5 meters, which makes it great for people like me, who are horrible shots! Although, it did make this gun weigh a ton!

This is me at Fort Bragg. I'm sure you've noticed me on top of the antennaes. By the time my military career ended, my fear of heights had abated just a little bit. I didn't mind climbing things like antennaes, although I still won't ride a roller coaster!

These are my boys at Fort Bragg, NC. They were some of the coolest guys you ever could meet.

Unfortunately, a few Christmases ago, my mom's house was robbed, and I lost many of my Army pictures. They took my computer, and I hadn't yet realized the importance of backing up files to another source. Fortunately, I still have a few photos left. (If the people who robbed me are reading this, one day, I'm gonna kick your asses. Oh who am I kidding, crack heads don't know how to read.)

So, I hope you enjoyed checking out my Army pictures! Happy Veteran's Day to all!


  1. What amazing memories and you have so much to be proud of! As a fellow American I just want to say a huge THANK YOU for the time you gave our country.

  2. we were stationed at ft bragg. Wish I could retake some of my photos too, but at least I we have something from the time.

  3. Great photos! Thanks for serving!

  4. Thanks for serving! I have friends down at Fort Bragg...

  5. Great photos! As much as I hated how my military career turned out it really did make me a stronger person, mentally. I guess what doesn't kill ya really does make you stronger! Maybe some day you'll tackle those roller coasters :)