Who says Comic-Con types
aren't cut out for the armed forces?
An Army recruit in basic training was asked by his or her drill sergeant to write down why they joined the military, and produced an answer that was anything but reality-based, reports Business Insider
. The explanation had little to do with earning money, gaining job skills, or duty to country:
I joined the Army so I could go on an adventure like Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. I would always get sad that my life wasn't like that of my DnD characters. I want to travel, know how to fight, and know how to survive and be strong like a true adventurer...
The writer claims to be a mere weeks into basic training, which includes exposure to a variety of weaponry, notes BI
, which include a "belt-fed machine gun, a rocket launcher, a claymore mine, and six types of hand grenades."
The handwritten letter was shared Reddit by drill sergeant "Looney82," and is judged to be authentic by Business Insider
's Robert Johnson on the basis of Looney82's "sterling reputation" on Reddit.
Via Business Insider