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January 06, 2005


I was a recent graduate of the federal boot camp Alpha Gators #73. To read this makes me very sad for the individuals who get them selves in a situation and who would have had the oppurtunity to change there lives. If I didn't get the oppurtunity to go to the boot camp program I would have had to serve a 30 month sentence. The program opened my eyes to how precisous life is and not to take anything for granted. 2 years later I never ever forget about the boot camp program and what it has done for me. I know hold a job with a fortune 500 company and I am getting ready to buy a house and I just recently bought a new car. Through hard work and determination I have done this. I will always remember the motto,"Family and freedom are the ultimate goals"

I look back on my time at the Lompoc ICC with fond memories. Although it was difficult at times both physically and mentally I cannot help but feel the reward it has left on my life in many every day things most take for granted. I now have four daughters and every morning from 7-7:30am they're on military time complete with "Ready for inspection sir!!" It's an awesome way to teach kids about responsibility and respect in a culture that's gone mad by most accounts. I too feel sorry for those "on the cusp" men who with a little direction in their lives would truly have walked the straight and narrow if given this chance. I honestly miss the infamous Mr. Williams, Mr. Steele and most certainly Mr. Sargent. Those are 3 men I will remember throughout life. Long live Charlie 43! Best wishes and great success to my team mates and all those staff members that have helped along the way. That's 6 months of my life I will never forget.

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