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Old 05-21-2009, 07:24 PM
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When I went to basic training at 18, one of my favorite people was a girl named Irene who was 35. She was GREAT! We all looked up to her and respected her and worked harder to keep up with her.

As far as them making older people Platoon Leaders, you have to earn that position, it's not handed out because of age. Some of the older recruits do end up in that position because they prove themselves to be beyond some of the teenage angst some newbies go through at Basic Training (you know, first time away from home, new experience and all).

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