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WEEK 11

FROM BOOTS TO HUMVEES—BEGINNING INVESTMENT VEHICLES

I covered a lot of ground over the duration of my military career. Even when stationed in one place, it seemed we were constantly on the move, and a variety of vehicles were required to transport us. The appropriate means of transportation largely depended on the purpose of our movement.

In Basic Training, I quickly learned that our main source of transportation was our boots. Our boots transported us nearly everywhere we needed to go, rain or shine. Our drill sergeant constantly reminded us to take good care of our feet, which were more important than our M-16s. If we didn't take care ...

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