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  • I grew up in America so I wasn't too familiar with anything military. My Dad was in Okinawa but I wasn't born yet. My brother who is 14 years older than me was not allowed to fight in what my parents thought was an unjust was in Viet Nam,they chose the medical school route. To say I was unprepared for how insidious the military is in the lives of children is an understatement. Take into the account I didn't have a very good grasp of the language when my children were starting to grow and it was a long time before I understood things. Anyway I regress.

    At the end of basic training our sons and daughters too if they are going to be combat soldiers get their gun. It is a big ceremony and not only are they given a gun but odder still is a Torah(Old Testament) to go along with it. I sat there horrified since I was unprepared for the event. When my son came up to me all I could think of to say was " oh shit,now you have grown second dick".

    While all the other parents were wandering around celebrating with food and drinks I was horrified ,feeling myself in a surreal situation ,all the more so because his 2 young brothers were there and I don't even have words to describe the strangeness of the event..

    This is the same son I have been writing about lately and the look of pride and imitation of his youngest brothers is a prediction of things to come!!!
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