Category: Stories

Lesson Learned: Patience –Sam

A saying that could summarize my military career would be, “Hurry up and wait.” A time-honored saying that echoes through the minds of everyone who has every served in the military. The patience that comes with this is one of the things I thought would be a big quality I’d take away with me from the Marine Corps. Day in…

1 Mile Per Hour –Chris

That Sunday, when I was still in my barracks,  I remember thinking that Jungle Warfare Training (JWTC) was going to be a good time, and something that I could just breeze through. Monday rolls around and we get formed up outside at 0300 and we go and check out our weapons, my Remington 870 was still clean from the last…

4,300 Miles Away –Cole

My family has always been very tight-knit. We were never bored growing up in a family with six brothers and sisters. We didn’t always get along, but that’s what made it more fun and memorable. My parents always made sure that we had the necessities to live a great life, but they didn’t give us what we wanted all the time.…