Author Archives: Mom and Dad

Athletic Champion

Mailed blog – written by Julian 08 Feb 11 Yes, I’m referring to myself.  To some of you back home, you might not believe that.  My report from yesterday was quite skeptical of the PT test today, but I rocked it … Continue reading

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Gomez Blog 1

Mailed blog – written by Gomez – Julian’s Battle Buddy 07 Feb 11 Yep, it’s me Gomez y’all.  Plamann and I have to occupy our time right now with “cleaning weapons”  Yeah, I’m sure it sounds exciting for those who don’t … Continue reading

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Tears

Mailed blog – written by Julian 07 Feb 11 I held back some and let others seep out.  It was a hard day.  I knew BCT would break me down and build me to an even stronger person.  Today, I neared … Continue reading

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Halftime Report

Mailed blog – written by Julian 06 Feb 11 While most of the world is gearing up to watch the Packers take home another Super Bowl trophy, here we sit outside (cold) cleaning our weapons (for the third time since we … Continue reading

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Band of Buddies

Mailed blog – written by Julian 05 Feb 11 Life is full of ups and downs, good follows bad.  Yesterday was one of the worst days since I got here and today was by far the best.  Yesterday our drill sergeants … Continue reading

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Marksman

Mailed blog – written by Julian 03 Feb 11 Bang, bang qualification day.  Nice and freezing cold.  I took deep breaths, had a long talk with the good Lord and Mabel and “applied the fundamentals” as I was taught.  I shot … Continue reading

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“Operation Face”

 Mailed blog – written by Julian 02 Feb 11 It was a rainy, Fort Jackson morning, perfect to start “Operation Face.”  Lately the drill sergeants have really been on us about our motivation level.  They can only give us how much … Continue reading

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Buddies!

 Mailed blog – written by Julian 01 Feb 11 “Awe shit, privates.”  Sorry for the profanity, but there’s a lot of it around here.  That’s what the Senior Drill Sergeant (the Big Cheese DS) says whenever he sees Gomez and me … Continue reading

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Patience

Mailed blog – written by Julian 30 Jan 11 Anyone who knows me knows I’m a rule follower.  I like order and regiment.  This is why I knew Army life would be good for me.  Call me a goodie-goodie, but I … Continue reading

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Warmth and Music

Mailed blog – written by Julian 29 Jan 11 Finally, some warm weather and something with a melody.  It was a truly beautiful day here and for the first time I was glad I experience Ft. Jackson this time of year.  … Continue reading

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