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DR Employee Spotlight: Veteran's Day with Will Owens

In honor of Veteran's Day, we asked one of our many veteran employees, Will Owens, some questions about his time in the military and how he really feels about that military food.

 

Q: What motivated you to join the military?

A: "After attempting college and realizing it wasn't for me, I looked into joining the service. I was influnenced into giving it a try. After joining, I grew to have pride for the uniform and my country."

 

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Q: Tell me a little about your time in bootcamp.

A: "The best thing about bootcamp was going to church on Sundays. That's the one place you could get away from the Drill Seargent. You could talk to the girls without repercussion.

 

"Also at bootcamp, at night, before bed, we would have a mess formation, called hydration formation. You would have to drink a whole canteen of water (about a quart). Some people couldn't do it so we would switch canteens and we would help each other out."

 

Q: What was the best and worst 'military' food you were served and why?

A: "The worst food was breakfast MREs (Meal, Ready to Eat)... NO eggs are good out of a bag! The food tasted like plastic but it was mostly those breakfast MREs that were terrible.

 

"The best food was in Iraq at the main FOB (forward operating base). We had civilian cooks and for breakfast, you could get your eggs made to order. I fell in love with omelets then."

 

Thank you to Will and to all of our veterans for their bravery in serving our country!

 

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