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Boot Camp Diary #1

» BCT Day 58
Another day is one more day closer to family day. Five more to go. Last night sucked, courtesy of DS Boston. First, he knows damn well we’ve gone a week without mail, yet he still didn’t hand it out. So if anyone had a question for me, you will not get my reply on time. And second, he made the entire platoon stay up all night, each squad pulling a two hour shift. We had to keep cleaning the crap we have to turn in. I still managed to get decent sleep, but that’s because I sacrificed a shower, flossing, changing clothes, and shining boots. Sometimes you have to sort your priorities and sleep was my priority.

» BCT Day 59
Five more days and I’ll be through. Another long cleaning day is ahead. What that means for you is another boring diary entry is imminent.

» Day 7
Another ******** day. Formation, breakfast, formation where they told us to clean our barracks and make our bunks, formation where they told us to clean even though we were already doing it, lunch, and here I am now on my poorly made bunk.

» BCT Day 16
The start of week three. One more week of red phase. Then it’s three of white, and the last three are blue. With each phase we get more free time and privileges. Today was another fun day. I chocked someone out. We learned hand to hand combat.

» BCT Day 21
All our personal time(an hour a day) got taken away because our barracks continually look like ****.

» BCT Day 13
We finally did some PT today. GASP! We ran a mile and did some elevated diamond push-ups. Sound painful? It is. I’m gonna be a buff ************ though. After that, I was volunteered to go help a sergeant.

» BCT Day 33
Cendy, I forgot to tell you something really bad that I did Thursday night. I cheated on you. Her name is Isabella. Her color is black. Her weight is seven pounds. I slept with her in my arms under my tent in the woods. No enemy was going to break in during the full moon lit night to steal her away.

» BCT Day 39
Sunday! I wish for two things: phone call and a trip to the PX. I want to buy some stuff to help my feet on the two upcoming 10K marches and the dreaded 15K. I’m getting some super cushioned socks, combat boot comfort insoles, and gel heel inserts. The way things have been going this week, I’ll be happy to get one of the two. I’d rather have a phone call.

» BCT Day 44
Today should be awesome. It’s US Weapons day. Hopefully, I’ll get to fire a grenade launcher. Hey, less than 3 weeks left.

» BCT Day 61
Man, I’m in a good mood. In two days it’s family day. Today is the inspection. We’ll be busy getting our barracks to look good. That’s the last thing we have to do. I took care of my personal area yesterday, so today I’ll help with big stuff like the floor. Hey! Korn is on the radio. What a happy day it is.

» BCT Day 43
Ow. So much pain. Today was one of the two hardest days of BCT. We learned Individual Tactical Training (ITT). Ow. We did high crawls and low crawls on the dirt. It wasn’t a nice soft pit this time. It was hard, rocky, nasty dirt with tree roots and spiders. I went under barbed wire, held my rifle behind logs, and crawled in ditches.

» BCT Day 60
Yay. Last Sunday up in this biatch. I’ve been busy, so it has gone quickly. I spent the whole time between breakfast and lunch making my boots bling bling for family day. It’s amazing the detail you can get into when you don’t have anything else to do. I spent three hours on the boots. I ought to try to use free time to accomplish something from now on. When I’m home, I waste my free time when I could be doing something. What that something is, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll make a sculpture out of my belly button lint. Or I can watch TV. Yeah that sounds a lot better.

» A couple of poems I wrote

» BCT Day 25
Yay. Another Sunday rolls by. I’m hoping for some much needed rest from the week’s activities. I also want to wash my PT uniforms.

» BCT Day 36
Today we hit the 20s of time remaining until graduation. 29 more days. Less than one month. Here I am sitting at the boring bleachers again waiting to shoot.

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