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July 28th, 2010

It Isn't Much of a Life, But It's Mine - A Soldier's Story

My name is William and I am an officer in the greatest Army on this earth.  I was raised in a small town in the UP (upper peninsula of Michigan).  My folks weren’t much, blue collar, hard working, didn’t have a pot to piss in.  My childhood was a series of misadventures, neglect, and abuse.  I used to have an older brother but he was killed when I was two.  I imagine my mom and dad were more “normal” before the accident.  I don’t remember him or “normal”. I went to high school and did fairly well for a kid whose dad was drunk all the time and whose mom was never home.  I played baseball and received a partial scholarship at a mid-sized college ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 28th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Military