Monthly Archives: February 2011

Doldrums of BCT

Mailed blog – written by Julian 21 Feb 11 Oh, boy.  There is zero wind in the sails of this BCT ship and the crew is about to mutiny.  I haven’t had much to say about training because it really seems … Continue reading

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The First Loss of a Comrade

Mailed blog – written by Julian 20 Feb 11 Today is a somber day here at Alpha Company.  Early this morning, one of our comrades passed away.  Private Jordan Chase of 1st Platoon went into the hospital last Saturday with a … Continue reading

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Dirt. Bullets. Dirt. Blood. Dirt.

Mailed blog – written by Julian 17 Feb 11 Three days out in the field and we are some dirty privates in the woods of our beloved DS, “Privates, y’all are dirty, dirty, dirty….that makes me happy.”  I had dirt inside … Continue reading

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Dressed in blues, but so not blue

Mailed blog – written by Julian 14 Feb 11 My face is beaming right now.  It’s Valentine’s Day and even though I’m ending the day completely exhausted, I feel great because I know I am so loved.  Seven letters came my … Continue reading

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Mission Possible

Mailed blog – written by Julian 12 Feb 11 Everyday here, I am amazed at the things I’m doing and learning.  Today we conquered Victory Tower.  I’m going to try to explain it as much as I can, but I really … Continue reading

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I tooted in a DS’s face

Mailed blog – written by Julian 11 Feb 11 I know, I know.  Where’s my military bearing, right?  And second, gross.  True.  But, you really gotta keep things light and airy around here.  So, when we get off the firing range … Continue reading

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Center Mass…at night

Mailed blog – written by Julian 10 Feb 11 I’m really forcing myself to write this one tonight.  It’s almost 2400 and we just got back to our bay.  The morning PT started at 530.  Long day.  For two days now … Continue reading

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