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The United States Army: Experiences May Vary

I’ve made it no secret that I’m a Veteran; and that I’m proud to be one.

I spent seven of the best years of my life serving my country. I’ve never had any regrets. I also have been married to a Soldier for the past ten years, the first four years of our marriage spent as a Dual Military Couple.

I enlisted shortly after 9/11; but not for the generic “patriotic duty and revenge” reason. I actually enlisted because I felt trapped in a relationship that was literally going nowhere. I didn’t know how to escape, so knowing that he would break it off if I left for any military service, I enlisted as a desperate attempt to finally be free.

Some may ignorantly say it was leaving one “prison for another”. But, they’re wrong. Dead wrong.
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