Story archives - tag: "army"


As 29 burly Royal Marine Commando's stood around and watched me crawl over the last hurdle in the 8 hour assault course we'd all just completed, the one who had bullied me for being tiny and female burst into tears and said "I'm sorry, you're a damn good soldier."

tags: army marines female adversity determination perseverance [add]

2013-08-22 07:49:05 / Rating: 351.75 /


Survivors guilt tells me you died in my truck and that I could have saved you if I hadnt left Iraq.

tags: iraq army death [add]

2013-06-30 13:21:08 / Rating: 181.5 /


The thing about dropping your toothbrush in a toilet is that you only get one toothbrush at boot camp.

tags: toothbrush boot camp army humor [add]

2010-01-07 16:03:46 / Rating: 571.25 /


As all my friends go to college and work to learn real skills, I realize after 3 years all I know how to do is kill people.

tags: army [add]

2009-11-25 08:41:26 / Rating: 508.75 /

For Me To Know

When packing for Iraq in June, I hid notes in his winter clothes, so he'd know I still loved him.

tags: iraq war soldier army [add]

2009-11-12 10:44:13 / Rating: 1057 /


I'll listen to you and sympathize about missing your husband, but don't complain to me about a long time.

tags: military deployment army 15 months wife [add]

2008-11-18 13:14:31 / Rating: 446.75 /

married yet single mom

While my husband was deployed I would smoke pot in my bathroom with a neighbor while the kids were asleep.

tags: pot deployment army stress [add]

2008-07-09 17:40:17 / Rating: 544.5 /


I thought I had seen every quirky curve ball life could throw at me until the Army transports arrived to shut down the clown festival.

tags: army clowns festival reality [add]

2008-06-23 09:45:38 / Rating: 487.25 /


The army has given me purpose, and I'm not even signed up.

tags: inspiration army [add]

2006-09-06 10:50:05 / Rating: 476.75 /