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Old 05-04-2013, 03:08 PM
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Well, this is the vent thread. So, here we go.

First off, I'm a US Army Infantryman. I'm a Sergeant and a squad leader. I have some combat tours and a Purple Heart and a bronze star.

When I was in Afghanistan on my second tour, an ambush came onto my squad and killed 3 of my friends. That was my whole squad. I came out with shrapnel in my leg and a collapsed lung. I got a bronze star for getting back to camp being chased by Taliban for 15 miles.

Ok. So, this whole story was of course spread around the base. My new squad members caught wind of it. Not a single one of them trust me. They are disobeying orders that come from me and consequently I was flamed at work. Really bad. I was threatened with demotion. If they're not straightened out after this deployment, I go back to corporal.

On top of all of this, a Cavalry scout rammed an Abrams while in a Humvee on base yesterday. He was on drugs. So he's been dishonorably discharged. For some ******* reason, I was the one sent to tell his family. I'm not even in his UNIT. It's hard as hell to see the news you're telling tear a family apart so my much. My day was shit. And on too of EVERYTHING else, my old injuries are starting to hurt. It's probably just stress from the thought of going back. I'm having nightmares every night and waking up in cold sweats. Breanna is trying to help. But I can see its killing her to see me so torn up. I just don't know what to do anymore. Don't get me wrong guys. I love my job. But I've seen so much death.

I've killed people.

People look at me different.

I hate what my job has done to my life. But at the same time, I know it's what I NEED to do.

I just don't know what to do.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:10 PM
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first off your a badass

second hang in there dude i know you can do it!
I'm not a bad ass. I'm just a man doing my job. And it's tearing me apart.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:16 PM
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I'm not a bad ass. I'm just a man doing my job. And it's tearing me apart.
How much longer do you have in the army?
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:18 PM
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How much longer do you have in the army?
I just reenlisted. 4 years. But I'm sticking it out for all 20. That's not an option.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:30 PM
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I'm not a bad ass. I'm just a man doing my job. And it's tearing me apart.
i think you are doing all that junk and staying alive
i cant even imagine me being able to do that
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:32 PM
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Guys. I don't know who I am anymore. My job description is Kill. Believe it or not, I'm a quiet, shy guy. I play by the rules and do what needs to be done. But killing? It changed me. I'm not the same person I was. I can't shoot at man shaped targets without a flashback. I can't get into the backseat of a car. I can't watch the damn fireworks with the person I love most in the world. She acts like its ok. But I know it's killing her to see me hurt so much. I don't know what to do. On one side, I love my job. And we love where we are. But on the other hand, I lost myself to this job. This killing. This pain. This job cost me my cousin and Breanna's best friend. This job is killing me. Tearing me apart. But at the same time, it's holding me together. I can't quit now. I'm in this for good. I just need a way to cope.

I'm sorry I kinda dropped a war story on you guys.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:35 PM
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I just reenlisted. 4 years. But I'm sticking it out for all 20. That's not an option.
Wow. Do you have any set goals? Become a specific rank?
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:36 PM
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Wow. Do you have any set goals? Become a specific rank?
I'm looking to hit at least 20 years so I can retire.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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Guys. I don't know who I am anymore. My job description is Kill. Believe it or not, I'm a quiet, shy guy. I play by the rules and do what needs to be done. But killing? It changed me. I'm not the same person I was. I can't shoot at man shaped targets without a flashback. I can't get into the backseat of a car. I can't watch the damn fireworks with the person I love most in the world. She acts like its ok. But I know it's killing her to see me hurt so much. I don't know what to do. On one side, I love my job. And we love where we are. But on the other hand, I lost myself to this job. This killing. This pain. This job cost me my cousin and Breanna's best friend. This job is killing me. Tearing me apart. But at the same time, it's holding me together. I can't quit now. I'm in this for good. I just need a way to cope.

I'm sorry I kinda dropped a war story on you guys.


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Thank you though for your service.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:42 PM
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I'm looking to hit at least 20 years so I can retire.
Oh I see. Thanks you for your dedication and service. Best of luck, I hope everything works out well. I don't even want to say what my vent was about because its nothing compared to this.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:43 PM
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Oh I see. Thanks you for your dedication and service. Best of luck, I hope everything works out well. I don't even want to say what my vent was about because its nothing compared to this.
Please say your vent.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:45 PM
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X2 That's friggin ridiculous. There's no reason for him not to have given you $20. If I wasn't completely broke too (just bought a truck) I would send you $20. But I'm broke. Sooo. Yeah I'm sorry
You bought a truck?!?!?!! Whatd ya get?!


And Dani, I dunno if youve thought much about this, but it sounds like it may be time to punt the ******* once you find a better job.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:47 PM
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You bought a truck?!?!?!! Whatd ya get?!

And Dani, I dunno if youve thought much about this, but it sounds like it may be time to punt the ******* once you find a better job.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:47 PM
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So I clean cars at a ford dealership and we had to clean out a ford explorer that was to be put on the lot later. It was an ex police vehical and it had cloth seats in the back that were completly stained from shit, piss, puke, and especially blood. It was everywhere! So we had to shampoo the seats and it was probably the most discusting thing I have ever done. You could literally see the blood coming out of the seat. I can't wash my hands enough
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:48 PM
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So I clean cars at a ford dealership and we had to clean out a ford explorer that was to be put on the lot later. It was an ex police vehical and it had cloth seats in the back that were completly stained from shit, piss, puke, and especially blood. It was everywhere! So we had to shampoo the seats and it was probably the most discusting thing I have ever done. You could literally see the blood coming out of the seat. I can't wash my hands enough
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