Week 2 Uitenbroek
Michael told me some of the best stories yet. I was surprised to learn that the Navy wasn’t his first choice of service branch. The Army was. The only reason he ended up in the Navy was 1) he had an attraction to it as a child because there was a naval base in the area and 2) the Army turned him down because of some speeding tickets he had in his past. The other story was the one that stuck in my head for days. In his first semester back, he had an English class that read the book Hiroshima and that just brought back a lot of memories for him. As he was telling the story, I was just visualizing sitting in that class fresh out of the military. I would probably have the same reaction if I was in his shoes. I would see that worst that war has to offer: casualties, death, and loss. Just when I think I am free to go back to my own life, I am forced to deal with these memories because of a class. I don’t think I could do something like that.