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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