CHAPTER 1 - ENLISTING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY
Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
EACH CHALLENGE STRENGTHENED ME
I found a picture of my Basic Training unit on the internet!!! How cool is that?
I joined the Army to escape from a violent, abusive ex-husband. I had to sign my two kids over to a guardian while I completed basic training. That was an extremely difficult decision. I knew I had to do something to make a better life for my kids and me. I didn’t know what to expect at Basic Training. I soon realized that I was stronger than I ever thou...