Well you know the AUS/USA group in edmodo that the teachers set up? (Click here if you don’t know what i’m talking about. There’s a post telling you a bit about it)
There is this boy in the group. His name is Allison B. He has written this very inspiring story about his life as a Military Child. Here’s his story.
I have a dad in the army, I have an uncle in the marines, I have a mom in the navy, I have a dad in the coast guard,I have an aunt in the air force. This is a voice of many, many children just like me who have a loved one who is in the military that they miss dearly. Every child handles things differently, wether they hide their emotions or show them. I am writing this book to tell you the life of a military child mainly so people can get the insight on us. I personally feel that people tonk that just cause we live with someone who is in the military that we have “the” life with money and mansions, but I’m sorry to tell you we don’t. We are just like any other kid, except for the fact that we move a lot, and have a loved one gone all the time.
The normal life
I start my day like any other kid, getting up for school. I do the normal things you know getting dressed, eating, brushing my teeth, then going to school. After school which is a normal day, i get home eat a snack and do my homework. After homework i do my chores, eat, take a shower, and go to bed. I am a sixth grader who does normal sixth grade things like hanging out with friends or going to the movies. As you can see a normal day for me is normal!
Now i will get to others…………
What many people dont know is that the Taliban in Afghanistan are recyclers, but not in a good way. What they do is take things like cans and bottles to make things called IED’s. IED’s are roadside bombs used to kill anybody who drives or walks by.
I have a story my mom told me about Afghanistan.
In 2007 (when my mom came back from Afghanistan) she said that Terrorists and the Taliban are recyclers, but not in a good way. They use all the trash they can such as soda cans, water bottles, empty food cans, and much more to make IED’s (roadside bombs) to kill anybody that drives by. My mom had many patients die by her. A baby choked on a battery and died in her arms. My mom helped injured soldiers and civilians. She was stationed for 6 months before surprising us by coming back home. ~Zachary Charmichael
IED stands for Improvised Explosive Device. IED’s are used badly all over afghanistan by the Taliban. Thankfully, US soldiers take up the scary job of taking the IED’s out of the ground so others will be safe.
Now I will talk about each individual branch of the military from kids point of veiw. The branches of the military are the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines. One thing to remember is that no branch is more important than another. Each branch is different, but if one of them wasn’t here then the U.S. would be less protected in that part (ex. If the coast guard wasnt here our oceans wouldnt be protected as they are.)
My dad is in the Army, when my dad gets deployed I’m confident in him but I’m also very nervous because anything can happen to him… It depends on if I really liked it there usually I’m kinda down when I move… Being a military child to me means your just a child with a family member in the military, at the end of the day were just kids and were not serving but were having fun!!!! I actually was born in Germany on the American base, then I came back to the USA, but when I was in Germany I’ve been to Paris, Rome, and more places around Europe… Yes, even though we’re military children don’t think that we think we’re all that, again we’re just kids like you!!!! ~Kennedie Cockrell
My mom is in the Air Force when she gets deployed I feel upset.When I move I feel terrible to leave all of my friends. It is hard always moving and needing to make new friends and get used to a new environment. One thing i want people to know is that it is harder to be a military child than a regular child.
Well instead of an interview of another kid i will tell you my story.
Well, my dad is in the U.S. Coast Guard. When my dad gets deployed i feel upset, and its quiet in my house so I sometimes get lonely. Even though i don’t like it when my dad gets deployed and leaves us i know he is doing it because of me and my family. Its his job, he gets us a house, food, clothing, and essentials. The things we need. Being a military child you come first hand with moving and facing the challenge if leaving your home, friends, and school behind you and having to start all over again. I think moving is the hardest challenge anyone could face.
This is his book so far called Military Child.
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