Mattias, USA

May 16, 2013


About me – Live in North Carolina with my wife and 3 of our eight children.spent 8 years in the US Marines.I am a retired Pipe Fitter.
Question 1 – Did you choose to be a weapons instructor?
Question 2 – Were you treated the same as male soldiers?
Question 3 – Did you enjoy your time in the army?What is your life like at this moment?

Hello Mattias,

Thank you for using Friend a Soldier. I did request to be a weapons instructor, and I was assigned to instruct on the M-16.

During my army service I was lucky to have very kind officers above me who, while strict, were very nice. However most of my officers were religious men, and thus would treat me differently, but not badly. For example, the officers would not touch me, which was fine with me, but my instructing duties were the same as the males that I worked with.

Except for a couple of bumps in the road, I did enjoy my army experience. Now I study animal science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

If you have any more questions I would be happy to answer them.

Thank you,


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