13 signs you're an infantryman

Here’s when you know you’re probably an infantryman in the Army or Marine Corps, better known as a grunt.

#1: Whether it’s on the ground, in a bed, or in a helicopter, you can pass out ANYWHERE.

soldier sleeping

#2: You survive on this stuff, because it’s an amazing grunt power source.

monster cigarettes dip

#3: You have eaten way more of these than you’d care to remember.

MRE

#4: You wear camouflage uniforms so much, you wonder why they even issued you those dress uniforms that just sit in a wall locker.

marine uniforms

What are those things on the right? (Photo Credit: usmarineis5150.tumblr.com)

#5: The aging of your body accelerates beyond what you imagined was possible.

#6: This is “the field,” and it’s your office.

us army infantry soldiers

Photo Credit: US Army

#7: The guys in your fire team/squad/platoon know more about you than your own family. They are also willing to do anything for you.

#8: You have probably heard some crusty old enlisted guy say “all this and a paycheck too!”

#9: Your day often starts with a “death run” or a “fun run.” It is never actually fun.

marines running in formation

Photo Credit: 26th MEU

#10: You watch “moto” videos of grunts in combat and get pumped up.

#11: A port-a-john in Iraq or Afghanistan (or anywhere really) has three purposes, not just “going #1 or #2.”

#12: If you are pumped up to deploy, you remember Iraq or Afghanistan is usually way more boring than people think, and the last time you went, your entire platoon watched “The O.C.” or some other show during free time.

#13: You really regret not wearing earplugs more.

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