My Dad Nearly Died At War And I Had To Make My Choice

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  • ★ DO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR STORY ANIMATED? SEND IT TO IT WILL BE GIVEN A VOICE OVER BY A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR AND AN ANIMATOR WILL MAKE A VIDEO OUT OF IT! ★ Subscribe ACTUALLY HAPPENED This is Danny, and this is the story of how he crushed his father's dreams to follow his own. His dad is a military man, and that basically set the course of his family’s life. They've lived all over the country: New York, Texas, Alaska, California, you name it! It's hard to make close friends living like that, but it's alright – Danny also has a little brother and sister, so he’s not totally alone. Their parents are strict, especially his dad. He always said that he was going to make real men out of his sons. Danny’s not sure how his sister fits into this concept, but that doesn’t stop his dad from trying. In order to do that, he applied military standards to parenting. If they misbehaved, they were punished like REAL SOLDIERS. Usually, it was stuff like doing push-ups, running in circles around the house, and worst of all – cleaning duty. Let's just say that after they flunk tests at school, their toilet is shining for weeks. Don’t think that his dad’s a crazy tyrant or something. He's honest and brave and strong, and... Danny could go on forever. He also leads by example. When he messes up, he has to fix it. Like, this one time they were camping, and he managed to forget the tents and they spent the night in the rain. It was still great and they learned how to build a shelter in the wild, but the following week it was their dad who had to do all the chores in the house for them. So, it’s no wonder Danny always wanted to be a soldier like his dad. He supported Danny and taught him how to handle weapons (not real ones of course), how to survive in the wild, some first aid, and some fighting tricks – stuff like that. After the 8th grade, he was supposed to go to military school in New Mexico. His mom was against it since it was in another state and he would be far away from his family for the first time. But he was determined. So, while his dad was on one of his deployments, he got accepted to military school! He was thrilled. He couldn't wait until his dad got back home so he could tell him the news in person. Danny knew he would be so proud of him. A couple of weeks after that, they were informed that his dad had been seriously wounded. Danny won't go into details, but it was bad enough for him to be sent back a bit earlier. His mind was racing with thoughts and memories. He knew that some soldiers didn’t come back home. He knew that Mrs. Hale had lost her husband, and that his friends’ mom returned from her deployment with a gunshot wound. But it had always happened to someone else. Not to their family, not to HIS DAD. Suddenly, it all became so very real, and not that appealing. He didn’t want to admit it, even to himself – but he was scared. If his dad could get hurt there, then he definitely could too. Danny started to wonder what would've happened if it had been him instead of his dad out there. What if he got shot or killed, and then somebody would have to go tell his mom that he wouldn't be coming home? When his dad finally got back, he stayed in the military hospital. They visited him often, to the point that Danny started to get bored going there. He tried talking to the medical staff but that didn't work out. They were nice people, but their patience was limited, so mostly he was shooed away by everyone. Except for one person – Jane. She was a nurse, and didn't have much time for him. But she tolerated him enough to answer some of his dumb questions about his dad’s health. She even gave him all these pamphlets about physiotherapy treatments and some other medical stuff. He got really into it, and started digging for more information on the internet. Partly, just to impress his dad. And maybe Jane, but mostly his dad. Anyway, time went on, Danny’s dad was progressively getting better, and Danny himself was getting more and more interested in medicine and less interested in going to military school. The only problem was telling his dad about it. So, he worked up enough courage and finally told him that he wasn’t sure he wanted to be in the military or move to another state for military school. He didn’t really have time to say anything else before he was interrupted. His dad said he couldn't just throw away everything he'd worked so hard for, that he’d wanted it his whole life. And that eventually he would change his mind and regret it. “You've already been accepted, you're going. Period.” Danny panicked. He knew he needed to change his dad’s mind. So he started talking about how scared and worried he was for him. He told him that he never really understood before how dangerous a soldier’s job was and that he didn't want to do it... Music by Epidemic Sound: #actuallyhappened
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  • Jaafar Khalaf
    Jaafar Khalaf 1 saat önce

    My dad was with military about three months but are you staying there for four months so I have to wait for another month

  • I’m not Normal
    I’m not Normal 19 saat önce

    Couldn’t he have been a medic?

  • yikes
    yikes 21 saat önce

    lmao when he said “and you’re going, periodt.” 😂

  • Hulk Fiveash
    Hulk Fiveash 1 gün önce

    My grandpa was in the military and he died

  • Taha Jula
    Taha Jula 2 gün önce

    I always do home cleaning

  • DONNA Gayatgay
    DONNA Gayatgay 2 gün önce

    A soilder is a soilder no matter what, you signed up for the war, you fight in the war no matter what

  • capitan mike153
    capitan mike153 4 gün önce

    My dad is a military soldier and he wants to get me to go to military school

  • Candice Adams
    Candice Adams 4 gün önce

    I used to have a friend with military parents and boy did they have no chill. Sure they were structured and disciplined but they were too serious when things didn't go as planned. His dad reacted like his son was kidnapped when he was late coming home by accident. I knew there had to be screaming in that house that night.

  • Jeff Raymond
    Jeff Raymond 5 gün önce

    Did you go to Alaska? 🧐🤓

  • NateWantsToPlay
    NateWantsToPlay 6 gün önce

    yes that it exactly like my dad
    he's a Sgj major and hes everything you described
    he even was sent to Afghanistan and another place

  • Datboi J
    Datboi J 6 gün önce

    Hold up let me get this straight this boy says that it's ok to run around the house and do pushups bit cleaning is the worst???

  • azkalikesturtles
    azkalikesturtles 1 hafta önce

    this is exactly like whats happening to me (aside from your dad getting shot and stuff) and its also about my dad being in the military and me getting forces to be in the millitary, i tried to confront him once but he just got mad


    Have u visited Californian rift valley

  • Anime Kitten
    Anime Kitten 1 hafta önce


  • Taco Productions USA
    Taco Productions USA 1 hafta önce

    I want join Air Force. Boom what you gon doe?!

  • TopicToast
    TopicToast 1 hafta önce

    My favorite song is the ABCs and my favorite book is Everybody Poops

  • Danavia Patterson
    Danavia Patterson 1 hafta önce

    My mom have plans for me

  • Waseem Khan
    Waseem Khan 1 hafta önce

    My son wants to go in Army medical ☺☺☺

  • Baby alive_101 :3
    Baby alive_101 :3 1 hafta önce

    Do u want a puppy?


  • Alex Ramos
    Alex Ramos 1 hafta önce

    Neither of those location were new mexico lol

  • Evie's Gacha Life
    Evie's Gacha Life 1 hafta önce

    My parents? Well well well. They're fine. Obviously they r a little strict here and there but not massively just normally. Sort of like a teacher lol

  • AlinaPlayz_Chan
    AlinaPlayz_Chan 1 hafta önce

    Wow my mom is the opposite she said we decide what we wanna be

  • Jean-Clyde Mosot
    Jean-Clyde Mosot 1 hafta önce

    i love wer

  • Sophie McMillan
    Sophie McMillan 1 hafta önce

    It’s great that your dad taught you how to use a nerf gun!

  • Gacha Brownie
    Gacha Brownie 1 hafta önce

    my parents dont give a heck about what i want to be when i grow up.

  • Wolfy star
    Wolfy star 1 hafta önce

    My Dad wnt to Military thankful he did not get shot because wow Amazing , Strong , Power , and Love.I love my Dad so much more

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    Cinnamon RollAG 1 hafta önce


  • Evan Adams
    Evan Adams 1 hafta önce

    My dad is in the army and he doesn't to wars....

  • anri gamer
    anri gamer 1 hafta önce

    Same thing but not dying

  • Okk_ Alondra
    Okk_ Alondra 1 hafta önce

    ooou he said “periodt.” 😭

  • Firefly
    Firefly 1 hafta önce

    my dad is legit like this. military discipline but not as near as what a real military is. I learned so much from it, from proper push ups to building stuffs. I hated it as a kid but i benefit a lot when i grew up

  • Kristijan Boben
    Kristijan Boben 2 hafta önce

    Do you want a cake???

    See you in next video.

  • ash10 gaming
    ash10 gaming 2 hafta önce

    My dad was in the army

  • KPop HowTo's
    KPop HowTo's 2 hafta önce

    I hate Fortnite!!


  • Newt Salamander
    Newt Salamander 2 hafta önce

    Pear computer's good job

  • Giraffe Girl
    Giraffe Girl 2 hafta önce

    I’m a military brat.

  • Roslyne Nala
    Roslyne Nala 2 hafta önce

    Have u guys noticed the pear laptop and not apple

  • XxPotato PwayXx
    XxPotato PwayXx 2 hafta önce

    He is talking real fast!

  • The Mining Phantom
    The Mining Phantom 2 hafta önce

    Compromise Be part of the M.A.S.H unit