Infantry School: A Soldier's Journal

Jack Durish

Copyright 2012 by Jack Durish

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ISBN: 9781476170176

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Part I: First Days

Chapter One

Introduction

MOST PEOPLE DON'T know any more about the Army than what they read in Beetle Bailey© comics. I didn't before I joined it. My father never served. My brother was in the National Guard during the period between Korea and Vietnam, but he was six years older and a mystery to me. I had uncles and cousins who served in World War I and II, but very little contact with them. Thus, I marched off to war with no idea of the trials awaiting me.

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