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Recruit Smuggles Sour Patch Kids Into Bootcamp With All The Ingenuity Of A Drug Runner

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink/Released)

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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Military members on Reddit marveled at one recruit’s attempt to sneak sour patch kids into basic training.

My friend is a drill sergeant. These were found in packages from home to the recruits at basic. Sneaky…

The recruit’s loved ones appear to have stuffed sour patch kids in a hollowed out bottle of shampoo or body wash.

Other Reddit user’s reminisced about their own experiences in boot camp. User 556_reasons, whose tag indicated he is a former Marine, recalled a fellow recruits mother sending him 600 beaded necklaces. The recruits drill sergeant made the recruit do one burpee for every necklace included in the package, which took the recruit did every evening for two weeks.

Reddit user Willisfit recalled when his own parents sent him a large bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s and yellow Powerade. He was given two minutes to eat the entire bag and drink all the Powerade, before being made to run before he vomited the entire concoction up. Willisfit closed his anecdote saying, “God damn I miss those days.”

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