Bradley Manning’s first day in the Army

| April 26, 2013 | 113 Comments

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Apparently, Breanna Manning (Bradley once told his commander that he wanted everyone to call him Breanna, according to his lawyer, so we’re just complying with his wishes here), the Wikileaks traitor, has been whining for a while. The above photo of him crying his little eyes out, was taken his first day in the Army and sent to us through a couple of people by someone who went to basic with him. I guess someone should have been paying attention to from the beginning.

I’ll admit that I was a little bit scared my first day, but not to the point of tears. Anyway, I thought this was a good way to start your Friday.

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  1. Nik says:

    @88

    Head high. You are infinitely more honorable and deserving of respect than the POS that is the discussion of this thread.

    Hold that head high.

  2. Combat Historian says:

    Ex-PH2: The type of idiots who kept giving Breanna chances were the same type of idiots who kept promoting Jihadi Hasan to ever higher rank and responsibility at Walter Reed and Hood. The military is rife with PC and the useful idiots who enable and promote it…

  3. LostOnThemInterwebs says:

    @95 Just doing my part, anything I can just hope is enough, keep the head down and work, don’t they say new operators are better seen than heard? might not be one but I gladly follow their rules anyway :P

    @98 Yeah, I live near and the gun-grabbing force is also strong here, thus I lost some friends when I disagreed on their politics but .. oh well …

    @99 funny to read so many ppl trying to get out of it and so many ppl trying so hard to go in and just not able for something as random of a “country line” heheh *shrug* it happens

    Re reading it might have looked like I extended my invitation only to PintoNag, but I’d like to make sure everyone knows that the invitation for training or the copies is open for anyone in this blog or military.

  4. LostOnThemInterwebs says:

    @101 Nik: Thanks, you guys have no idea how much that means to me :)

  5. Mike says:

    My ex stole everything I had when I was in osut, ruined my credit and got me evicted from my apt. Still got out honorably on a 5-17 from depression. (i wanted to stay in but command pushed my paperwork through) There’s no honor in cheating your buddies. I’ll still die for my buddies if need be even though I’m not in anymore.

  6. SFC D says:

    Oh for fuck sake. Basic training is not abusive nor is it that difficult. I went to basic in 1987, it was tough it was stressful but it was half of what I expected. Those 8 weeks turned into a 24 year career that I’m proud of. Yeah I shed some tears but it was due to physical exertion & frustration. Never from fear. Little breanna got pushed through basic and AIT because chaptering a failure like him is considered a “command failure” by the rating chain. Sometimes you have to toss recruits like him for what they are. Unsuitable for military service. A turd is a turd, it can be polished but its still a turd. Turds must be flushed.

  7. Mustang2LT says:

    @106 No lie, Basic was so much fun I did it three times! Air Force BMT in 1994, Army BCT in 2011, and National Guard Accelrated OCS in 2012. Never felt like quitting, never cried except for the gas chamber, and kept up with Privates and Officer Candidates half my age. It’s this new generation, I’m tellin’ ya; and yes, I know, I sound like an “Old Fart”. The picture of Breanna is funny but it should have been a tip off to the DS’s that this soldier was going to be trouble.

  8. MAJMike says:

    @107 — Old Fartdom is a state of mind. Welcome.

  9. jonp says:

    I don’t recall having an embroidered name tag on my first day in the Army let alone at any time before my first permanent duty station and that includes jump school.

  10. jonp says:

    @107: no kidding. I cried and snotted coming out of the gas chamber and then sat on the hill and laughed watching everyone else come running out including the guy that ran face first into a pine tree. Ouch..

  11. streetsweeper says:

    Man oh man. My first few weeks in basic training? I had one up on the others in my company. My brother was a DS at Lewis in the 70’s so I already knew what not to do, thanks to his coming home before I shipped out and literally crawled up my butt and died there. Think the scariest part was having to stand fire watch with some short blondish headed kid from NY State in those WWII barracks at Knox. Can’t swear to it because I’m older n dirt and suffer from CRS but, I tend think it was some kid that went by the last name of Lilyea….

  12. Green Thumb says:

    @109.

    We had the dark BT name tags.

    When you leave BT you had to get the other ones.

    Of course, this was still in the time of BDUs.

  13. Ex-PH2 says:

    You know, in retrospect, even though boot camp for me in 1967 was a walk-through compared to what you guys have had to do, I doubt seriously that BM could have made it through with us girls.

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