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I'm enlisting the army

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
13 years ago4,230 views

Yup. Tomorrow i'm joining the army for a minimum 3 years period.
Which basically means i won't be here much.

I just wanted to thank you guys and of course Philipp and Tony for keeping this Blog / Forum alive.
I'm glad i hooked up with many people and acknowledged me with so much knowledge.

Thank you so much, and i hope i'll have enough time to read here during my service .

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good luck David!

You'll be missed around these parts. I hope you have fun.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hey David , all the best..!!

Bootcamp is always good for survival techniques :)- Who know's maybe you will choose a career in the army as an information technology worker.. keep your mind and options open.

Keep in touch and don't be a stranger!!

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Kind words indeed. I hope your time in the army is an exciting one.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good luck David, as Sam said, you'll be missed. I'm sure it will be an invaluable experience and I (and I guess most of this community) hope to see you back soon.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good Luck! As said above you will be missed.

I thought you where on this forum before me but I just checked and looks like I was, although you have 3 times as many posts :D

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good Luck!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

All the best, David! We'll all miss having you around here as often as you are :)

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


come home safe – we'll miss you

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good Luck David! Bring a camera with you. My grandfather did that back in the 40's and the pictures are amazing to look at today.

Eytan Buchman [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hey David,

If you need an officer on your side, drop me a line...doing my time in good ol' Tzahal as well...You hitting up a combat position?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Wow, hope you have an awesome time! It's something I would never do, partly because i'm lazy, and partly because I'm scared of things that go bang, but I hope to see you back here soon, and that you have a great , exiting time!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thank you so much you guys. It really means a lot to me.
I hope to get updates pretty often.

[put at-character here] Eytan
<< You hitting up a combat position? >>
I have no idea really. All i know is the date and time. :/
I'll update my position when i'll have more details.

[put at-character here] James
<< It's something I would never do, partly because i'm lazy, >>
Well, it's the law here. :)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I thought it was voluntary. It reassures me in some way, because the only force I would consider enrolling for is the UNPK force (which you can't actually do).

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

All the best dude!

[put at-character here]David : Israeli law obliges you to join the army for THREE YEARS?! wow! Here in France, we have... one day. We just see a DVD about French troops, fill a form (a quiz about our general knowledge) and sometime visit some barracks... lol. I'm note sure it's an obligation, it is just required to get driving license ^^.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

what!!! You HAVE to join the army!!! Here there's nothing like that!!! Then again we've never really had a war. Except that one with the English. But like, everyone has them, no? Lol

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Enlisting for 3 years is mandatory?

Good luck David.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hey David, Good Luck
if you ever get time off do comeback to the forum and share something

We'll miss you.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good luck to you David, all the best!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Well, if i'm not mistaken, Israel is the only country which obligates people to enlist the army at the age of 18. It's 3 years for men, and 2 years for women.

Many people say that the army has showed them many ways of life. It's kinda like maturing.

I know i'll make the most of it, so don't worry about me. I can't run much (flatfoot) so i won't be doing something too serious.

Thank you all once again.
I'll keep in touch when i can.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Cool, mature well David!

(on a side note, my Lithuanian friend had to return home when he was 18 to participate in the army for a year, or pay 2000 euro!)

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

ObSnarkRemark: What are you enlisting that army FOR, David? ;-))

# "I'm enlisting the army"

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Well i'm currently in bootcamp. But i'll return home tomorrow probably. (Right now i'm using my phone)

I should be enlisting to something with computers and such..
But i don't know yet for sure.

As for now, i'm doing fine :)

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Tell us what you see (20% non-Google)? Good luck.

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