KO - Prior to becoming a junior, I met _ NAME _ , a Marine,...

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P rior to becoming a junior, I met ____ NAME ___ , a Marine, and as we became better acquainted, he shared with me his travels and experiences. Up until this point, my idea of the quintessential Marine was a gun-toting, Rambo-like machine. However, the more time I spent with NAME, the more that stereotype began to fade. NAME was a calm and serene person, coming from his ability to handle real, high stress situations and the knowledge that the Corps, his brothers, supported him. I had never met someone who had so much pride in the group he belonged, and it was after meeting NAME that I was able to answer some of the questions I had since freshman year. As a freshman, I came home one day with what I thought was indigestion. However, a simple upset stomach quickly evolved into an appendectomy. However after the surgery, my temperature spiked, and I grew paler with each hour. The doctors diagnosed me with intestinal abscess, which I was surprised to find meant “four surgeries” in the span of one month. The lack of food was fine, the medication was doing its job, no fluids or walking on my own
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course ENG 217 taught by Professor Bushnell during the Spring '10 term at Naval Academy.

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KO - Prior to becoming a junior, I met _ NAME _ , a Marine,...

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