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Week 5 Federspiel

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This is Week 5 journal entry from Isaac Federspiel, who is a student reporter for the War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 3, Warriors & Students multimedia project.
Week 5 Federspiel

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As college kids are well aware of, dorm rooms are not ideal living conditions.

You’re thrown into a 10 by 15-foot with all your belongings and another person with all his junk. It’s cramped, smelly, too hot, too cold and dark. It couldn’t get any worse, could it?

For Dustin, and many members of the military, it did get worse. While overseas, Dustin lived in a containerized housing unit (CHU), which is basically a 10 by 20-foot shipping container. But instead of just one roommate, he had three others, and all of their belongings. That sounds very cramped.

So it’s just barely more space than a standard dorm room with two extra people, much hotter temperatures and you’re getting shot at. Dorm room conditions don’t sound as harsh anymore.

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