Cazares Fights Through The Weeks

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” said Nathan Hale

Senior Luis Cazarez chose to go to U.S Army Basic Training to eventually serve his country. Cazares went to basic training on June 16th, 2017 in Fort Benning, Georgia. Ever since he was young he wanted to go to the military. He was picked up and flown there by military personnel. On June 16th, 2017 his dream had finally come true.

“Ever since I was young I always wanted to do the military so my junior year the option was presented to me and I went forward with it,” said Cazares

So, off to Fort Benning Georgia he went. Cazares learned something very important while he was there; he learned to work as a team.

“You’re only as strong as your weakest soldier,” said Cazares.

He meant that a soldier has to take into account all of the soldiers that may get left behind. Cazares also learned to push through the intense obstacle courses like crawling through the mud without getting stuck by barbed wires, climbing extremely high watchtowers, and hurdling over many logs. Even more, Cazares hat it was like going in a gas chamber.

“All recruits must remove their masks and withstand not being able to see or barely breathe, and withstand a horrible burning sensation in their eyes, nose, and chest,” said Cazares.

Cazares looks forward to having a longterm relationship with the military.

“I’m in for 6 years now but the way it goes is after my 6 years I have the choice to stay in or resign, my goal is to just do 10 years then resign at 37,’’ said Cazares.