Linda Maye Adams

hauling soldiers in a Cattle Car (video)


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If we couldn’t march somewhere in Basic Training because it was too far, we used a cattle car. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Here’s a video, though we did not moo:

The drill sergeants put 87 women on the one we used in Basic Training.  One time we were in the green rain ponchos (if you’ve seen Private Benjamin, those are it), and it was a sea of blackness inside the cattle car with all of us jammed together.

We also used the cattle car on my first duty station at Fort Lewis, but they never took the cattle cars off post.  They’re illegal!

Next up will be “Drill and ceremonies, or all that marching,” so tune in, same military channel, same military time tomorrow.

4 Comments

  1. LOL soldiers stuffed in cattle cars!

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  2. This does not sound like fun.

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