wanderlust wrote: retrofuturist wrote:
The military is a big beast... are you able to be any more specific about the aspect of the military in which you intend to pursue a career?
Hi. Maybe a medic. This all depends on the ASVAB test though.
In WW II my father was pulled into the army, -he was a specialist for internal diseases.
At times he would share some of the things he had to go through.
Own army under heavy attack, with hundreds of injured, and himself walking past the lines of the injured, crying, sobbing, begging for help.
He walked by, having to decide:
*shakes head* ...."give him enough morphine...."....
He then did surgery for over 48 hours, occasionally sleeping for a few minutes while standing up, held by 2 others, so he would be able to finish an operation as quickly as possible.
He returned with a post traumatic stress disorder, for a long, long, time.
He could never watch war movies.
If we zapped into war movies on TV, he would instantly ask to zap away, and if it wasn't done, he would get up and leave the room.
I was the only one who followed him then, to find him with his head on his arms, sobbing on the kitchen table.
He then told me stories like the above, stirred up through the movie.
I understand wars aren't fought like WW II anymore, and the circumstances for medical help may have improved, but then you never know what you get into, and of course my father was armed too.
It isn't a nice job.
You are 25, and I wonder if you need the support of the Army to make it in life.
I'm sure if you try, you will find something better.