Karen Skolfield

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Army SMART Book: In­spi­ra­tional Quotes (I) Why I Never Wrote about the Army Army SMART Book: In­spi­ra­tional Quotes (II) The Great Sac­ri­fice of the Ro­mans on Un­der­tak­ing a War Res­cued Par­rots Used in PTSD Ther­apy

You can­not be dis­ci­plined in great things and undis­ci­plined in small things. There is only one sort of dis­ci­pline—per­fect dis­ci­pline. —Gen­eral Ge­orge S. Pat­ton, Jr.

“I hate hav­ing fe­male re­cruits,” Drill Sergeant Robin­son told us. “The males, I can break. I break them down, build them back up, then they do any­thing for me. Fe­males don’t break.” The sad­ness in his voice made us sad, too. We wanted to break. Maybe we could fake be­ing good sol­diers. What would break­ing look like, for the fe­males? Tears we al­ready knew how to do.

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