As trained infantry soldiers, we knew that our feet were our main mode of transportation. Everywhere we went, we were on our boots. In modern combat, soldiers move around in vehicles like Humvees, but our training prepared us for walking. In real-life military scenarios, one of the dangers of being on foot is stepping into a minefield, so naturally we trained for that situation. It was one of the most annoying exercises we had to learn.

When you're confronted with a minefield, there are three options. The first is to cry, which was not really an option given to us soldiers. Anyone who actually cried would ...

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