SGPT: Tell us about yourself:
CG: I am 26 years old and live in a small town with just farms and coal mines. I got out of there right after high school . First one in family to finish college and wanted more. I played sports all through high school, football, basketball, and track .
I played college basketball for 4 years.
I had always wanted to serve, from where I am from there is a lot of pride and respect.
The opportunity that was given to me I wanted to pay my dues for the next generation to have that same opportunity. Sports the teamwork and that bond.
SGPT: What inspired you to try out for Navy SEALs?
SGPT: What was your PST going in?
SGPT: Why did you quit training?
SGPT: What boots and socks do they issue you at BUDS? What about BDU pants?
CG: They issue Bates lights to all of the guys and FITs socks with green BDU’s.
SGPT: Can you keep any supplements in the barracks or take them during training?
CG: No supplements :creatine, large protein tubs , pre-workout , monsters , Tylenol . They allowed vitamin C and a 1 a day daily vitamin.
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CG: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, the alchemist . Your mind can be your greatest asset or your biggest enemy .
SGPT: Thanks for the interview CG:
CG: I typed on my phone , apologies for any grammar or issues , I appreciate the opportunity and I can say that being at BUDS for a year changed my life and improved me as a person and the way I see the world and surroundings . It didn’t work out but I learned more then I can explain in words . Hope I can help that one person just a bit. Hopefully one day I can give back a slice of what I have gained . Keep up the hard work on the bike rides. Let me know if I can ever help
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