Men's Health (USA)

PFC Torrell Buckner


Indianapol­is Informatio­ntechnolog­y specialist

I grew up in a rough neighborho­od. You get caught up in stuff sooner or later. Parties. Smoking. Fighting. I went to live with my uncle and get away from things. He’d joined the Army and his life turned out all right. So I said, “Sign me up.”

I knew I’d get yelled at every day because of the type of person I was. I would always talk back. You can’t do that in the Army. They try and break you down.

Now I’m working to get security certificat­ions, because they’ll help me make decent money when I leave the military.

I used to be hotheaded. I never used to turn the other cheek to stuff. But here, the Army taught me that, so that’s good.

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