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BOOT CAMP, GAS CHAMBER, VICTORY TOWER & PLAYGIRL - PART TWO
God! Boot Camp was one of the toughest, most horrible experiences of my life, but it changed the girl in me, into a woman!

Just as soon as we got to Ft. Jackson, the drill sergeant started yelling at us at the top of his lungs. This huge Bull Dog of a man, once came up to my face and opened his mouth so wide to scream at me, I could actually see his tonsils and maybe even his adenoids! haaa! My jaw dropped to my knees, my eyeballs bulged out, my legs started wobbling, and I started shaking from head to toe! I mean, this guy just didn't know how to talk, he SCREAMED, all the time! Yes, it's JUST like what you see on TV!! He was so very mean, and called us every name in the book. I always had this fantasy of getting him and beating the ****, oh well, I'll just keep that a secret!

Remember, he had to do this because this wasn't Sunday school; he was training us to survive in battle.

The 1st month was really ugly (a nightmare), and we were treated worse than dogs, but after that month was over, we were treated like human beings again. Some weren't so lucky, because if the drill sergeant took a disliking to you, he would make your life a living hell! He would announce the names of those he hated to all of us, and in front of the POOR SOULS that were named! He would go on to tell us that he was going to make their lives hell. Thank God! He never mentioned my name! Nobody EVER saw me cry, but when I would go to bed, I'd pull myself in a fetal position, suck on my thumb and silently cry like a baby!

These are just a few of the things POOR Playgirl had to do in Boot Camp. Okie dokie kids, take out your handkerchiefs:

Obstacle Course Training:

Running, constantly exercising, constantly running over every obstacle you can imagine, with our HEAVY ruck stack that contained our tents and everything but the kitchen sink, and our M16.

Climb walls, tall buildings, climbing down The Victory Tower in Ft. Jackson, which were 7 stories high. SO SCARY!!!

Going out into the wilderness for a week and setting up our own little tent.
Being CONSTANTLY screamed at!

Constantly in training to shoot and defend ourselves, how to stand guard.

Digging fox holes and burying ourselves in them like rats, pretending we were at war. Fighting against each other, pretending to shoot each other, and getting a little physical (called Bayonet Training)

Climbing down the 7 story high Victory Tower was terrifying, but THE GAS CHAMBER was HORRIFIC! We had to put on our Bio Hazard Protective Mask and enter the Gas Chamber. While we were in there, they would have us suffer by taking off our mask. I'll never forget how I reacted. I started gasping for air, my eyes started burning like hell and got all watery, my nose started running and I became so nauseated that I spilt my guts there! It was such a horrible experience! But this horrible training was a must, in order to survive, should we go out to war. This is one of the greatest dangers our soldiers who are out in war face today! Thank God we only had to go into the Gas Chamber once a year!

We didn't sleep much. (Maybe this is why I have a hard time sleeping today!) We had to get up at 4 in the morning, make our beds, groom ourselves and out we went into the fields to exercise and start the LONG day.

Then we'd get back into our barracks at 4 in the evening, but we STILL couldn't rest, because we had to take turns with KP duty. Sometimes we couldn't sleep at all because we had to take turns doing Fire Guard Duty. There were times we'd have to go out on Road Marches, marching throughout the whole field in Ft. Jackson, then start classes.

Yes, Boot Camp was as tough as could be, but it had to be, if we should ever go out to battle. Boot Camp TRAINED me to become the SURVIVOR that I am today.

I am very proud of myself because here this little 17 year old GIRL endured what some BOYS weren't able to!

Thank you BOOT CAMP!
Thank you DRILL SARGEANT, you ASSHOLE!
Thank you U.S. Army for so MANY wonderful things!




Voice PostPLAYGIRL'S VOICE POST KOREA


Playgirl's Quotes For Today:

"In REAL life, NOBODY screws
around with Playgirl!
NOBODY!"
- Playgirl

"I am continuously changing. I am not today
who I was yesterday, nor will I be tomorrow
that that I am today. There is NO "in between"
apparatus to my personality.
- Playgirl


NEXT: Playgirl Gets Lost In Korea


KOREA, PLAYGIRL,
VOICE POST - PART ONE


BOOT CAMP, GAS CHAMBER,
VICTORY TOWER & PLAYGIRL - PART TWO


THE DAY PLAYGIRL GOT LOST
IN KOREA - PART THREE


KOREA, BUDDHIST TEMPLE,
PLAYGIRL & ULTIMATE OF STUPIDITY - PART FOUR


KOREA, KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL, MRE,
LOTTE WORLD - PART FIVE


THE DAY I ALMOST DIED
IN KOREA - PART SIX


PLAYGIRL'S KOREAN SOUVENIERS
- PART SEVEN



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