Platoon Week and War Week

I remember reading The Things They Carried in high school, a profile of the Vietnam war week characterized by its profiling of the soldiers by the gear they carried. As my unit prepared for the two most difficult weeks of our training, Shavua Machlaka (Platoon Week) and Shavua Milchama (War Week) I thought a lot about the book. We woke early monday morning, if 2am can be considered morning, and began to don our gear in preparation for the week to come.

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