Colonel Patrick J Rhatigan is the current 19th Airlift Wing Commander serving at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. He has worked at many respectable positions in his successful professional career. Some of his positions include, Chief, Mobility Programs Integration Branch, Speechwriter To The...
This is one of my first stories I wrote, I found it while digging through old things. The term hero in my eyes is someone who says they are going to do something great, then they do it. Setting a goal and making it at all costs. In the end, even the smallest can be heroes.
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My transformation form civilian to Army soldier. A real and candid story of my many experiences in Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri from July 7, 1995 to August 31, 1995, Alpha Company 510.
The story brings into light the struggle and strife of war through the eyes of an ordinary young man on the aftermath of his deployment to Iraq. After being embarrassingly fired from his meager-earning job at the gym, Mark's life takes a wild turn when he decides to join the army. This piece of l...