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The Hurt Locker

posted Nov 10, 2011, 6:35 PM by Brandon McGuire   [ updated Feb 7, 2012, 9:37 PM ]

(Original Date: Monday, March 1, 2010)

So I’ve been watching a lot of army and war tv shows & movies lately. Part of getting myself mentally prepared… lol. For Valentines I took my wife to see a chick flick called “Dear John” and this last weekend we watched “The Hurt Locker”. I thought the movie was ok. It definitely makes me glad that I did not choose EOD as my MOS in the army. A guy I went to high school with (and actually the guy who got me thinking about joining this late life) just finished basic and is now going to his AIT school in EOD. He is a little crazy I think. I know the movie had to “hollywoodize” the job a bit, but I think that has to be one of the more stressful jobs to have at the moment. There are so many IDEs out there.

I now have just over a month before I leave. I’m trying to soak in and enjoy all the moments that I have left with friends and family. I visited my wfe’s family as well as my own last weekend. I spent a lot of time just hanging out with my mom, aunt, and my grandma. I’m going to try to plan at least one more trip over to see my family before I have to take off. Its strange knowing that I will not be able to see them for such a long period of time. I already try to do my best to live each day to it’s fullest and I don’t take anything or anyone for granted. I’ve tried to live this way ever since I lost my little brother in an auto accident. You never know when a person is going to leave you forever. 

I'm confused! If you didn't choose EOD for your MOS then what did you choose?!   D:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:53 PM
I chose 25B (Information Technology Specialist) to stay with my current field and experience I've already had in the civilian world.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 06:34 AM