Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Days 1 and 2 - From Citizen to Soldier
The transformation from citizen to soldier takes place over a number of days. Preparation at home, both physical and mental, I have talked about in previous posts. The serious stuff starts the night before when kit is ready, a uniform laid out and goodbyes are said to loved ones; even though my wife drove me to the central bus station the following morning, time is short, she is sleepy and it’s not a good time for emotional partings.