Day 9 / BCT Day 1
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July 25th, 2002
The big day is here. I had to go to the clinic early in the morning because I’m prior TB positive. I had an interview and I got chest X-rays. That took 4 hours. Stupid army. I came back in time for lunch. Now we’re all sitting on our bags, waiting to be shipped out. In a few hours, I’ll be sweating like a fat kid on the fourth of July.
I was right. It is 2245 and I sweated like that fat kid I wrote about. First, our new self-titled moms, dads, brothers, sisters, etc. came to get us at reception. Then we had to carry all our possessions on a 7 minute fast walk. When we got outside our barracks, we got in formation and had to hold all our bags up under 95 degree weather. We did a lot of push-ups and we were given tons of info. The drill sergeants are mean, of course. This is boot camp. Too tired to continue writing.
Important info: starting today, July 25th, basic consists of 65 days. Too tired to do the math on what date it ends. And, the most important info you’ll ever get from me follows….*taken out for security reasons*