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Bootcamp 101: The Marines With Charles Harger

Episode 03- Listen Now


Experiencing a new level of appreciation for freedom in the aftermath of intensive training.

I was amazed as Charles gave me the run down of the daily life of being a marine and what impact it had on his life as a whole. Going deeper into what made this life experience so impactful was an honor and a privilege to say the least.


In This Episode…

What It's like to be in the Marines

  • [01.30] A brief history of the United States Marine Corps

  • [03.00] I introduce Charles Harger

  • [06.09] First day of boot camp in March

  • [08.55] MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Stations)

  • [12:30] Making the phone call home

  • [20.00] Writing gear and staring a hole through me

  • [23.00] A hard night watch

  • [27.00] Chow line mishaps. Thank the Lord for military covers

  • [31.30] Issued an M-16

  • [33.10] West coast vs east coast Marines

  • [39.00] My family made t-shirts

  • [44.27] Combat engineer training

  • [50.44] Demolition charges and building bridges

  • [52.20] Taking pride in work and not doing things half way

  • [53.38] Strong respect for time in the service

  • [54.00] Don't disrespect military leaders with Charles

  • [60.02] The United States Marines, a huge commitment and not for everyone

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Episode Length: 67 minutes

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"A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons."

(Admiral David D. Porter, USN, 1863.)

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