So I’m out of boot camp, visiting home, getting married, then off to training.
Step two in my new career as a Marine was going to my specialized training. During the sign up process a person takes an ASVAB test which lets you know your strengths and weaknesses. Basically what career field you would be best at, mine showed police officer. So after boot camp, I was off to Lackland Airforce Base, San Antonio Texas, which was where the military police training was held.
Though I don’t remember all the details, the Marine detachment was voluntold to assist with loading hay onto trains that was bound for the east coast because of the drought.
As things would have it, I got a double hernia from throwing hay bales. Kind of funny in a way, as I had done that as a kid because we had horses.
God works in really mysterious ways, as during down time in training I worked in the administration office. So when I got injured and was going to be on light duty for an extended time, that’s where I ended up.
I was able to go home on medical leave, which was the same time as my son’s due date. Isn’t God good!
Like I said, I don’t remember all the details, but I was able to secure the admin position for 1 year, which enabled my new family to move to San Antonio with me!
This second step was much bigger than expected!