Just before the dawn of the Global War on Terror, Kieran Michael
Lalor left his career as a high school social studies teacher,
endeavoring to fulfill his lifelong dream. Lalor followed his
father and brother's footsteps into the United States Marine Corps.
This Recruit presents Lalor's nightly journal entries, beginning
with the uneasy trip to the recruiter's office and the eerily quiet
midnight bus ride to Parris Island. Lalor describes the wicked
combination of fatigue, nerves, disorientation, misery, loneliness,
and homesickness that conspire to keep him from his goal-along with
the hours of close order drill, push-ups, hand-to-hand combat
training, the pit, and the unrelenting mind games.
Witness the nasty recruit-on-recruit infighting that results
when young men struggle to survive while being pushed past their
limits physically, mentally, and emotionally. Gaze at the target
from the five hundred yard line on Qualification Day, when failure
means at least an extra two weeks on the island and the added
humiliation of failing the quintessential test of a Marine.
Experience the rappel tower, night firing, the infiltration
courses, and long, back-crushing humps. Struggle with Lalor and his
platoon as they try to overcome the Crucible, the final obstacle
before claiming the title of United States Marine.
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