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Tammy L. Bailey | Why We Remember
Author Guest / June 6, 2018

I have to admit I admire anyone who can blog on a weekly or monthly basis. I always struggle with a topic or what to say. With my book releasing on Memorial Day, I thought it fitting to talk about my military career and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. To begin, I joined the military right out of high school, serving both in the active duty Army and in the Army and Air National Guard. I was fortunate to have served with the most wonderful and selfless individuals. I learned about eternal friendships, unyielding strength and determination, and teamwork. I also learned about never giving up. My first example of this was about six weeks into Army Basic Training. It was around 9 p.m., raining and nearly forty degrees. You could see our breaths against the backdrop of the night sky. There were four platoons of around forty females: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta. Each one of us received three magazines and several ammo cases. Me, along with five other women, were tasked to load the M-16 magazines with live rounds for night qualification. I’m not sure if we were being punished for not having our boots…