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

  • Published on Mar 12, 2019

    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...

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Comments • 2 937

    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  4 months ago +957

    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!

    • Angel Castro
      Angel Castro Month ago +1

      No but my sister was when my father wss in the marines before he decided to settle down

    • Besties4ever 101
      Besties4ever 101 Month ago

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED I’m a military brat!!

    • Tribecca Bess
      Tribecca Bess Month ago

      I am a military brat

    • AYX AYo
      AYX AYo Month ago

      All siblings and cousins too

    • Cat Maddagan
      Cat Maddagan Month ago

      My dad was in the military and had 2 children before me, they were military brats.

  • aisho mohamed
    aisho mohamed 31 minute ago

    I would change my mind and regret it you’re already accepted your going period 😭

  • Sophia Keeney
    Sophia Keeney 3 days ago +1

    My dad’s a Air Force veteran and my mom is a nurse

  • joellen Michinko
    joellen Michinko 4 days ago

    My uncle keath served in Vietnam war and I was so close to him and Meghan relationship because of US military and I wanted to join the military after college in 7th grader I had to go to a family reunions and realized that my uncle Keith was not going to see us forever he was the oldest Vietnam soldier who ever livedI I didn't have time to pay his respect or didn't even have time to go to funeral because of school he always wants me to join the military

  • firetammer19
    firetammer19 6 days ago

    Omg my dad was a marine... I felt all of his pain.

  • Ewelina Mocek
    Ewelina Mocek 7 days ago +1

    I Can Speak English:)
    1. No, I'm Not a Brat!! & My Mom Wants Me To Study English To Go To English Collage.
    2. Request: by Kenny | ''I Became a Military Soldier at 16! It's My Father's Fault!'' (Boy)

  • Ewelina Mocek
    Ewelina Mocek 7 days ago

    I Can Speak English:)
    1. No, I'm Not a Brat!! & My Mom Wants Me To Study English To Go To English Collage.
    2. Request: by Kenny | ''I Became a Military Soldier at 16! It's My Father's Fault!'' (Boy)

  • Intticimcia
    Intticimcia 7 days ago

    You could become a doctor in the army And I'm Polish but others asked me to write it on the English channel

  • Trevor McConnell
    Trevor McConnell 9 days ago

    I mean you can do both be accepted into the military, then with your healing talent you can be part of the medical team

  • Mahardika Gebyar
    Mahardika Gebyar 10 days ago

    Are u in love with jane janni?;)

  • Life with Dreams come true Sis vs Bro

    Do you want chocolate ice cream 🍨

    Cost one like

  • Coolkid42
    Coolkid42 11 days ago


  • Kunvarveer Singh - Ray Lawson PS (1535)

    My moms dad is a military man but he have been retiar

  • joshua caron
    joshua caron 13 days ago


  • Isa Khan
    Isa Khan 13 days ago

    When was this man ????????

  • GManM1 GH
    GManM1 GH 13 days ago

    Many people in my family are or have been in the military. When I was growing up my favorite thing to do with my dad was to practice my aim on the shooting range. Since my first shot fired from a rifle I wanted to join the military, but I can’t. I was born with bilateral club feet and had multiple surgeries to correct it and for this reason I will never be accepted for service

  • Hasan Poul
    Hasan Poul 17 days ago

    I want to be a doctor when I grow up and go to medical school and graduate🎓🎓🎓💼💼

  • Douglas Hopkins
    Douglas Hopkins 17 days ago

    But be a medice

  • Corbs-adorbs🦄🦄🦄

    Danny: hello my name is Danny
    Me: Danny Devito

    NEO RIDEX 18 days ago

    My dad wants me to be a model, but I want to be a pilot or businessman

  • Swapertplaz Games
    Swapertplaz Games 18 days ago +1

    Are they just using the same voice's that were used in other video's

  • Justin Steve 79
    Justin Steve 79 19 days ago


  • the gamer
    the gamer 21 day ago

    Dr army

  • Hazza Salem
    Hazza Salem 25 days ago


  • Raymond Zhu
    Raymond Zhu 27 days ago

    3:56 "I wanteted"

  • Catana Dixon
    Catana Dixon 28 days ago +1

    4:03 peridot

  • Sky Guy Aviation
    Sky Guy Aviation 28 days ago

    What about a Military doctor

  • Genesis Sorto
    Genesis Sorto Month ago


  • Sniping_God1213
    Sniping_God1213 Month ago

    I was borned in new Mexico

  • Bedi Milenova
    Bedi Milenova Month ago

    my dad is in the military and Imy now 21 so im in the military too!

  • Márton Szabó
    Márton Szabó Month ago

    My parents want me to become a soldier too... But I want to become a history teacher...

  • j s
    j s Month ago

    This is my life except my dad is dead thanks to war and i hate these military stuff

  • Girl Power
    Girl Power Month ago

    I would go to the army and fight if I wasn’t a girl...

  • Kyubi Is A Kawaii Potato

    So my dad has been in the military years before I was born. So when I was little, people would call me a military brat. I even had some shirts, jackets, and even a purse that my great grandma gave me (she's dead R.I.P) saying "military brat." When someone called me that or I even saw any of my things with the words "military brat" on them, I would have a huge breakdown. I think because when people called me that, I would think I was a brat, not military brat, and that I was a bad girl. Thinking back, I was really emotinal. Now, not so much. I have more of a flat mood.
    Edit: I want permission to use audio in your videos. I want to use them to make like skits. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you could try to watch gatcha life videos.

  • Nathan Vacho
    Nathan Vacho Month ago

    You could make you and your Dad happy, you could be a Medic! 👌

  • Milosh - Brawl Stars

    Um 5 min crafts stop making Videos

  • Aldrin Galdo
    Aldrin Galdo Month ago

    I'm the military brat too cause i love weapons,fighter aircraft tanks and etc!!!

    • jumbled siren
      jumbled siren Month ago

      Yeah sure when you go to army you will regret it immediately
      You don't know how they get treated they sometimes eat others sh*t to clean the bathroom and the bathroom has a limit of only 2 minutes you pee and take a shower at that time plus they give you food that is sometimes overcooked or not even cooked at all and they make you train in the sun rain fog thunderstorm in any condition and if you did something wrong you will go to jail for 10 days and when it's time to turn home they give you only 1 months and then get you back for over 2 months and the second time you will have to go to your home you will have to write all your family members names and every f****** thing about him and if you didn't bring a paper with these things you will go to jail for 40 days and in jail they make you eat over one piece of molt toast with nothing on it for the whole day and you sleep naked on the floor and your training becomes harder dude it's not that easy as you think and shooting with weapons is not that easy like what you see on TV you will actually hurt your ears and you won't hear a damn thing for over an hour and aiming is also not that easy but it's not my business I was just giving you my opinion for what I saw in army I was at the tanks army by the way

  • Tea King
    Tea King Month ago

    Hey hey you aren't a kid if you dont want to be something you have to stand for it

  • Tea King
    Tea King Month ago +1

    What was your dad doing ? Killing people in iraq huh that why he got injured huh 😑

    • jumbled siren
      jumbled siren Month ago +1

      Dude it's personal for him stop talking like a racist person 😐

  • Tea King
    Tea King Month ago

    You are kids what your dad is doing is wrong and stupid 😑👎🏻

  • Tina Yahoop
    Tina Yahoop Month ago

    Become a teacher in Africa

  • iSquidIDK
    iSquidIDK Month ago +1

    Yes I’m a military kid

  • c0jergi
    c0jergi Month ago


  • itzmiaderpzyuh
    itzmiaderpzyuh Month ago

    We live in new mexico! My cousin goes to military school here

  • Emaan Saqib
    Emaan Saqib Month ago

    Oh, your dad died..

  • Piggy Piano
    Piggy Piano Month ago

    1:43 neither of those markers are on NM

  • swatplayz gamingg
    swatplayz gamingg Month ago

    doctor ps soldier, combat medic

  • Sarasplayz
    Sarasplayz Month ago

    My parents like I to be doctor but I don't know what if I don't like that job

  • Kelly Nan
    Kelly Nan Month ago

    My parents pretty much planned out my whole life BEFORE I was even born xxx

  • Well Hello im good kush L

    And my dad is strong

    **Holding vegtables**

  • Crazy_ Cyclone
    Crazy_ Cyclone Month ago +1

    I am planning to go to the air force and i have had this dream for soo long. I hope i will make my entire family proud though im only 12 ill be turning 13 soon being 8th grade then highschool
    Everyday im moving closer and closer to my dream
    Everyone has something they want to get to

  • Manzoor Malik
    Manzoor Malik Month ago

    i feel sorry now for you because your dad is strict to you😢

    WHEREis ICYGiRL Month ago

    2:04 or 2:03 her hair jumped lol😂

  • Elizabeth Bonga
    Elizabeth Bonga Month ago

    Have you been to PNG??

  • Elizabeth Bonga
    Elizabeth Bonga Month ago


  • Isabella Falanga
    Isabella Falanga Month ago

    My dad was in the military. He got blown up. Don't worry though he's alive

  • Goated Caden
    Goated Caden Month ago +4

    Dad: your being a soldiers
    Son: ok
    2 hours later son:never mind
    Dad: what
    Son in his thought: I'm just gonna scream a lot so he will agree 👍

    • Edwin Patterson
      Edwin Patterson 10 days ago


  • Noah & Nola’s Nook

    I know how scary the military is but now I think it’s kind of cool when do you think I might get some head and it’s just scary keep

  • TheMinecraftSquid - Minecraft, ROBLOX Y Mas

    3:25 *ACTUALLY HAPPENED has been taken down by copyright. Sorry about that.*

  • JJ Bun
    JJ Bun Month ago

    He should become a doctor for the military

  • Sadullah Aydin
    Sadullah Aydin Month ago

    İ want to be in turkish military🇹🇷 i am turkish🙂

  • Kali Palazzo
    Kali Palazzo Month ago

    That army punishment looks fine to me for teens and up. :)

  • Kayden Derbyshire
    Kayden Derbyshire Month ago

    Boo stop worrying about your self and think about your dad

  • Kipp Saathoff
    Kipp Saathoff Month ago +1


    Costs 1 like

  • akash khan
    akash khan Month ago

    I got a job a in the military in my country Bangladeshi Army 🇧🇩.my training will Start 24-1-2020. Its a honour to do something for your country yeah its a risky job but some people have to do it. Its ok that u changed u mind but. It will be a glorious death if i die to protect my country 🇧🇩.Joy Bangla

  • Life with Dreams come true Sis vs Bro

    My dad been in military for four months and one more month until he’s coming back

  • AlishaWazHere xox
    AlishaWazHere xox Month ago

    What would happen if i deep fried some kids

  • anime fan12
    anime fan12 Month ago

    Cant u just be a medic in the military since that would be win-win

  • Robert Miller
    Robert Miller Month ago

    But I hope he doesn’t get any again but I hope your son doesn’t get hurt either by so I can use what’s this

  • Hatty Tarrant
    Hatty Tarrant Month ago

    Just imagine what it could happen if one of the kids turns out to be gay...

  • Gianni Vidal
    Gianni Vidal Month ago

    Combat medics exist if u didn’t know btw😒

  • Jonathan Godfrey
    Jonathan Godfrey Month ago

    My Sister died because I killed her in Minecraft

  • Robert Mccallum
    Robert Mccallum Month ago

    My grandad got shot saving a man that got shot

  • YouTube F.B.I.
    YouTube F.B.I. Month ago


  • Gabby Castillo
    Gabby Castillo Month ago

    I’m always stressed 😥 please help here’s some answers

  • Daniel Evans
    Daniel Evans Month ago +2

    he sounds like an amazing father. every man on my father’s side of my family was a soldier. my dad broke that tradition. i’m not mad at him, i just wished he followed that tradition. you are so very lucky.

  • Anthony Baer
    Anthony Baer Month ago +1


  • Rae'Kaya Coster
    Rae'Kaya Coster Month ago

    4:06 period

  • Gamer Kitty productions

    It’s meh b day

  • Kyra's Gacha Videos

    So here's the thing, I am a military child as my dad was in the army but he never fought. Yet he's considered an actual veteran. My step dad on the other hand was in the marines(i think) and he fought in the iraq war. He too is a veteran. so I am a military brat to say the least but my mom, who wasn't in the the military, is the one who wants to have my life planned out

  • Murugan Mani
    Murugan Mani Month ago +1

    I am already in the military. Indian Army Gurkha regiment 1. It may be scary but you fight for your country your people. Think of the honor think of your dad. But I beg you may be a doctor not in India. Worst government for Medicine. Jai Mahakali ayo gorkhali.

  • RST_øîñád
    RST_øîñád Month ago

    my name is dani too😁

  • RK800 Connor
    RK800 Connor Month ago +2

    I got shot in the chest.......
    ACTUALLY HAPP-- oh wait

  • Dominique Yebra
    Dominique Yebra Month ago +6

    Uhm EXCUSE ME that is NOT New Mexico!!! We are right between Arizona and Texas!!!

  • Garner Kids
    Garner Kids Month ago

    Call 911

  • TTV.ToxicBoy TTV
    TTV.ToxicBoy TTV Month ago

    it's good for you you do push ups,cleaning the house and running around it i have to do my homeworks and other school stuff...I hate it

  • Arsi Playz
    Arsi Playz Month ago +1

    My parents is overprotective

  • Jt Mras
    Jt Mras Month ago

    I’m going to California tomorrow

  • duduxan
    duduxan Month ago

    Have you been at Kansas

  • jhonny leyva
    jhonny leyva Month ago

    WOW that is so awesome

  • YouTube Excell
    YouTube Excell Month ago

    does he now he can be a medic in the military

  • Ishaq bhaiji
    Ishaq bhaiji Month ago

    Bum bada bum

  • TrYinG Clan
    TrYinG Clan Month ago


  • Itz_Ruby Roblox
    Itz_Ruby Roblox 2 months ago +107

    This is how manny people watch this because their life is boring...

  • Autumn Gargus
    Autumn Gargus 2 months ago

    Sorry I meant there are doctors I that serve as doctors in the military.

  • Autumn Gargus
    Autumn Gargus 2 months ago

    Sorry I meant there are doctors I that serve as doctors in the military.

  • Autumn Gargus
    Autumn Gargus 2 months ago

    There army military doctors.

  • Miles Tails Prower
    Miles Tails Prower 2 months ago

    I’m an army brat too!