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Private First Class Vernon Kalaskey

Infantry basically what you have to do is you're the grunts.

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Private First Class Vernon Kalaskey

Infantry basically what you have to do is you're the grunts.

My name is Vernon Kalaskey; I'm an E-3, which is a Private First Class. And I come from, all the way from New Jersey. And my job is 11 Bravo, which is Infantry. Infantry basically what you have to do is you're the grunts. And you go around with backpacks and your rucksack going around and doing whatever you're told to do and trying to help out the best you possible can. I started a few months ago. I've been in the military for about six months. I went through basic training and then airborne school and now I finally came here to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. And this is where I'm going to be stationed at for a little bit.
It's definitely a different experience. At first I thought I was going to come in and it was going to be real tough and I really wasn't going to like too much. But now that I got here, I really enjoy it. And it's a challenge for people who want a challenge, but anyone is able to do it and there's a place I the military for everyone.
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