Personal Narrative: My Military Journey

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My Military Journey As I finished packing my bags, I hear the doorbell ring. I stumble over my bag trying got out of my bedroom to the door. I looked though the peephole and there stood my recruiter SFC Jackson come to pick me up. My parents were still asleep so I awake them and told them I was leaving and they hugged me and said, “We love you”. I tried not to tear up but I could not hold back the tears from waling in my eyes. As we drove off I could see my parents still standing in the door waving. SFC Jackson asked had I eaten breakfast and I said, no. We entered the drive thru at McDonald’s and as the drive thru cashier started to speak you could hear a loud screeching noise as she began to speak, “Welcome to McDonald’s how may I help you.”…show more content…
The butterflies have been in my stomach all night while I anticipated the alarm clock to alarm with that annoying buzzing sound. As I reached over and hit the snooze button, I could not believe it was 4 A.M. already. I went in the bathroom sat on the toilet to relieve myself and then washed my hands, washed my faced and brushed my teeth. The washcloth on my face felt as refreshing as a cool breeze on windy day. Today, I enlisted in the United States Armed Service as an Army Soldier. I made sure that I had repacked everything to make sure that I did not leave anything behind because there was no way of getting it back once I left. As I rolled the bag down the hall, I could smell the bacon and brewed coffee. I said to myself I am about to eat as much as I can because I will be eating out for a long time. Thinking to myself this is the last day I would have any freedom of doing anything I wanted to do for a long…show more content…
My heart is pounding and I am feeling flushed, I am sworn in and my life will never be the same from this day forward. I raise my right hand and repeated. "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962). I am officially a soldier in the United States Army. I could not tell what I felt now whether to jump up and down or go into a corner and cry. Crying is not on the list of things to do in the Army; you better suck it up and drive on
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