While I was in Kuwait back in 1997, we had an experience that was amazing. When we arrived back home, I had a promotion warrant for me. I had gotten promoted to Corporal. It was a big thing for me because ever since I first signed up to be in the Marine Corps, I wanted that Blood Stripe and I knew that I had to work hard to get it and to keep it. The ceremony was short and sweet but it was cool to get promoted in such a surprise. I eventually got promoted to Sergeant in 2000 just about a month or two before I got out which was another key step for me because being a Sergeant is something else.
That’s all for today.