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Re: Pacing

Re: Pacing2010-11-11T20:14:53+00:00

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Today is Veteran’s Day in America and it got me thinking about my time in the service. I was a Marine from 1975-83 and the worst part about my time in the Corps was anytime we had major inspections. Specifically, when the battalion would have to march to the parade deck (essentially a giant parking lot) and stand, FOR HOURS, awaiting inspection by the Commanding General.

Can you imagine being young, with ADHD, and having to stand in one spot, not moving, not talking, just standing? The longest inspection took about 4 hours. There were plenty of other challenges, to be sure, but for me the inspections were the hardest to bear.