130. Your Country Thanks You

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Jordan Wolf signed up for the Army as as he graduated from high school. After Jordan various aptitude tests, the recruiter said that Jordan high in electronics. He would receive a stateside in a computer lab, where he would learn program software and repair electronic hardware. Also, Jordan receive a $10,000 cash bonus.
He attended eight of basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. While training, he talked to his new buddies about he was going to be in a computer stateside after basic training. His buddies were amazed, all of them were going straight to Iraq. all graduated from basic training on a Friday spent the weekend getting drunk in nearby Columbus.
Monday morning, the drill sergeant told all of that their next duty station was Iraq. Jordan the drill sergeant that there must have been mistake. “The Army doesn’t make mistakes, soldier!” the sergeant barked at him. “Now pack your gear. ’ll be in Baghdad in two days.”
Jordan wrote to his congressman and senators while he was Iraq. He couldn’t believe that the recruiter had to him like that. Meanwhile, for almost 18 he went out on daily missions looking for bad guys. One day, his vehicle got blown by a handmade bomb. He got shrapnel in left eye and was permanently blinded. The Army him a glass eye, declared him unfit for , and discharged him.
After enrolling at Troy University, got a letter from the Pentagon. Maybe it's commendation, he thought as he opened the letter. he hadn’t completed his three-year commitment to the , the letter said, he must return all of cash bonus, plus interest.