Have you ever wondered what it might be like to join the military? Grant's book details the difficulties of Basic Training during the largest recruitment rush in history. Suicides were prominent because soldiers were unable to pass the initial PT test that would get them into Basic Training - and what most recruiters won't say is that there's a place known as Reception where all soldiers begin their journey. Many never make it out, some stay for months, trying to pass the PT test. For them, the only way out is to convince the Army that they're too crazy to be a valuable soldier... or suicide.
There was also an entire society of LURD's - lesbians until release date that had established firm control and were unafraid of the consequences. In fact, many of them wanted to get caught, even if it meant a dishonorable discharge, because at least that got them out of the Army.
Lesbians, Crutches, and Suicides: A Soldier's Story takes a listener into the heart of Basic Training, with personal elements of what the experience of becoming a soldier is like. Grant's perspective is peppered with personal narrative and letters sent home. Download and start listening now!