When it comes to traffic, this Yongsan pfc. rules the road
Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Monday, October 24, 2005
Army Pfc. Johnsie McGuire
Job description: Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, traffic control point (human traffic light)
Today in Pacific Spotlight, Stripes talks to Johnsie McGuire, a 19-year-old Army private at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul whose traffic control job means he sometimes gets to tell generals where they can — and cannot — go:
How does it feel to be one of the few 19-year-olds in the U.S. Army who can tell a general when to stop and when to go?
It’s not the age that makes me any different, it’s that I’m just a private first class, which happens to be one of the lowest-ranking servicemembers telling one of the highest-ranking servicemembers whether or not they can go.
What was the toughest part of training to be a military police officer?
Training was easy. The hard part was the mind games that drill sergeants played with all of us.
What parts of PT do you like least?
Getting up at 5:30 in the morning.
The cool-down, stretching part that says we are done for the day.
If they made a movie about you, who would you want to play you?
Well, Tom Cruise would be most people’s answer but, instead, I think I would pick Elijah Wood.
Heehee. He does not include any kind of explanation.