Hey fellow WBB members. I am dropping by to update you all that remember me. Its been a real life changing expirience.
I was set to leave to Parris Island on Nov.22nd 2004. While doing a regular IST a week or so before shipping I injured my left ankle. So my date was pushed till early December and I was all ready to go. Until the moment of truth came...We were all warned that it was the last time to mention any info ANYONE had not mentioned. Trying to the right thing and being an honest man I mentioned about two surgery I had and did not mentioned no one. When I first enlisted the recruiter told us to not give more info then they ask you for and that its all to scare kids.
Deep down inside I knew it was wrong but I would do ANYTHING to become a Marine. I knew that me coming forth with the truth could discharge me. However, due to the nature of the surgeries I felt I had to tell the truth. One was done when I was 12 years old and was to slow my heart rate. In fact, prior to enlisting I went to my cardiologist to do a check up and everything was fine except for pre-mature heart beats ( Dont know exact medical terms ). Another was my broken ankle about a year and a half prior to enlisting. I felt that telling the truth was the right thing to do.
I had to see different "higher ups" and was warned countless times about could possible happen to me. I mentioned it was not about what can happen to me for telling the truth but its about the future. I just could not live with myself for telling a lie and cause the life of fellow Marine in the battlefield for my inmature thinking when I was 17. I went ahead and told the truth about my past surgeries and was cleared of my ankle but the heart was not. I was discharged and was depressed for awhile. In fact, its extremely hard for me to come here and admit this. I felt like I've failed. I've spent days after days in my house without wanting to talk to anyone. I've felt like my life is sh*t. Just feeling sorry for myself and not wanting to get out of this circle. I felt like I let everyone who knew me down.
I've come to terms and realise that maybe its not my calling to become a Marine. And that there is no reason to feel sorry for myself and what I did was the rightous thing. I feel this expirience has made me that bit more mature and changed my outlook in life. I am in the scene and trying to get my life back straight piece by piece. Anyways, I just wanted to give you guys an update.
Last edited by beastin v6; 03-12-2005 at 07:17 PM.
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So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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dont be down because you told the truth hold your head up high, many people would not of done that.
"I think you should buy a flatscreen tv and a sorround system, and buy all the Rocky movies and start REALLY focusing on your training, show this woman what she is leaving, SHOW HER! god damn, you gotta reach inside and bring out the Arnold in you!" - Rock
It's time for you to take a step outside yourself, and find out what you are supposed to do with your life. Would you rather have gone into cardiac arrest out in the bush somewhere, and been a liability to your platoon? You made the correct decision, the wise decision, and the mature decision. Don't ever look back, and know that you learned a lot about yourself through all of this. You did not fail, you did not falter, and you did not wuss out. You told the truth in a very trying time, and showed that you are someone we all would like to have beside us when things get tough.
Be proud of yourself...
you did the right thing bro. Altho your missing out, the militarys great.........lol...ya.
But seriously bro, dont beat yourself up over it. With all the dedication you showed you could do well in bbing. Good luck
Beer helped slow down my metabolism.... -ozzyman
Thanks fellas its been a trip for sure. I am getting back to what I love doing, bodybuilding.
Am not sure what I want to with my life ATM. I am sure of one thing though, life most go on and it does not stop for anyone.
BigNic, glad to see you made it bro. Stay safe and out of trouble & I will be around here more often learning.
Hey man, you were honest and without those health problems obviously would've been quite a Marine. Welcome back, and it shows very good on your character that you told the truth.
"You can take control of my mind and my body, but there is one thing a Saiyan always keeps.... his PRIDE!"- Vegeta
There are many more ways to serve your country than military service. Apply to the FBI, the DOE, any number of things.
Glad to hear you made the right choice.
I left the army because my heart acted funny and I couldnt sleep, no one believed me and that was very hurtfull.
But I think its great that you told the truth and youre still a great guy in my eyes
A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.
I'm with nash, there's a lot of things, you could even be a cop and then SWAT, or could always go back as a merc
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