Preparing for the Unexpected

Thank you to the Military Guide for allowing me to share advice with fellow veterans.

In early 2007 things were looking pretty good. I had just redeployed back to Ft. Hood after my third combat tour. I was an E-6 who had just become eligible for my E-7 and was just waiting to see where I came in on the cut off list. I had nine years under my belt and was feeling good about being just months from being half way to that 20 year letter. Life was good.

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I did have one small problem though. I’d caught this nagging cough in Afghanistan and it just didn’t seem to want to go away. During my medical processing I mentioned it on the appropriate form in my stack of forms and figured a little time free of combat would see it go away.

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