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

  • Yayınlanma Tarihi:  1 hafta önce
  • ★ 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
  • Video Süresi: 00:05:22
  • animation short film short animation animation animated channel actually happened actually happened stories pain problems stories story storytime true stories war military military dad military family domestic chores wound trauma injured at war injured strict parents strict dad vocation medical medicine doctor hospital rehabilitation professon career choice misunderstanding responsibility 

Yorum Sayısı: 2867

    ACTUALLY HAPPENED 1 hafta önce

    Are you a Military Brat too? Or maybe your parents have your future planned ahead for you? Share your stories in the comments if your parents are like that. Like and subscribe if you enjoyed my story!

  • gammer meg
    gammer meg 1 saat önce

    My dad was in the military most of my child hood till about 5-6 years ago

  • Rose Chon
    Rose Chon 3 saat önce

    my parents want me to go to havert

  • S T
    S T 4 saat önce

    I’ve been to california

    picture of holywood shows up


  • Lily Doggo
    Lily Doggo 4 saat önce

    My step dad is in the military

  • Neah Miller
    Neah Miller 5 saat önce

    “ period “

  • Jfid Hxh
    Jfid Hxh 6 saat önce

    I love the German army a lot and I’m German so when I’m old enough I going to join the army

  • Kristjan Adame
    Kristjan Adame 14 saat önce

    Yes I am a military brat

  • Rica Yzaguinne
    Rica Yzaguinne 15 saat önce

    Im actually planing to go to military school when i turn 18 but i have to wait 6 more years :'(

  • XxKAIxX
    XxKAIxX 17 saat önce

    It’s ok bro in the US military you could resign after 3-5 years of deployment

  • anon ymous
    anon ymous 17 saat önce


  • Jibril Tellaoui
    Jibril Tellaoui 17 saat önce

    Oh baby a triple👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  • nowajish muhtadee
    nowajish muhtadee 19 saat önce

    my dad is in air force and both me and my dad wants me to go to air force

  • Smoke 456
    Smoke 456 20 saat önce

    Military brat dad just retired

  • valerie 345
    valerie 345 22 saat önce

    New Mexico is on the right side of Arizona not in the middle of the Arizona and California

  • Djsquishy 15
    Djsquishy 15 22 saat önce

    Millitary medic d uh

  • II vMurder II
    II vMurder II 23 saat önce

    My step dad hates me because he’s not my son☹️

  • Littlecute Wolf127
    Littlecute Wolf127 1 gün önce

    The love story of young Donald trump and jane

  • The CatLord
    The CatLord 1 gün önce

    My name is Daniel and I look like fallout boy

  • Asmr Queen
    Asmr Queen 1 gün önce

    where are you now???????

  • BeastMode_juicy
    BeastMode_juicy 1 gün önce

    Hit or miss
    I guess they never miss HUH!?
    You got a dad but he’s in the military but he’s almost dead huh
    He’s gonna almost die so you should fix it now sadly,

    Sorry for being mean tho I like I more trick I=1

  • BeastMode_juicy
    BeastMode_juicy 1 gün önce

    Every time he talked he was like huu

  • sUN fLOWER
    sUN fLOWER 1 gün önce

    just put some vapor rub on that and stick it in rice

  • FluffyCotton11
    FluffyCotton11 1 gün önce

    How can I give you a story? I want to have a story on ACTUALLY HAPPENED. Can you please tell me?

  • BigfootBeliever99 The yeti!

    It was sumthin serious

  • Christopher Fuentes
    Christopher Fuentes 1 gün önce

    Me: I want to be a marine sniper
    Parents: ok

  • castaway_907
    castaway_907 1 gün önce

    You can be a military doctor

  • Nathalie Nyasingizwa
    Nathalie Nyasingizwa 1 gün önce


  • Friska Reynaldi
    Friska Reynaldi 1 gün önce

    You nkow you can be medic on military

  • Sarah Hensley
    Sarah Hensley 1 gün önce

    I’m an military brat too

  • WayBack Mapping
    WayBack Mapping 1 gün önce

    Join military as a medic easy loo

  • Yuya Santos
    Yuya Santos 1 gün önce

    I'm a military lover and I want to be a soldier, but my mom wants to be a doctor but my dad is on my side. And it's not that's scary because I have lived all my life with soldiers and others... And I well make my family's heads up. 😊👮🏻‍♀️

  • Rasse Gtz
    Rasse Gtz 1 gün önce

    My mom Lived And Was Born In Military

  • Fortnite Season7
    Fortnite Season7 1 gün önce

    This vid was called "I broke my dad's dreams to make my dreams" something like that

  • The OMG channel
    The OMG channel 1 gün önce

    I won a game of Fortnite...


  • Jack Collins
    Jack Collins 1 gün önce

    My dad is in the military

  • Cas Keizer
    Cas Keizer 1 gün önce

    Actually happens: our teacher suspended 20 kids in 10 minutes

  • BTS Jin's one and only
    BTS Jin's one and only 1 gün önce

    My mom wants me to go to military class and I was like NO I don't want to I wanna be a singer and she was like okeyyyy

  • Xox Liyah
    Xox Liyah 1 gün önce

    Oop dad said PERIODT!🤭😂

  • ruinedtree200
    ruinedtree200 1 gün önce

    When you are walking in Vietnam and hear the tree's are screaming in Vietnamese