A cigarette break became a push-up break when squad leader Sgt. Michael Kraft caught Fisher leaning on his weapon while training with his new platoon at Fort Carson Nov. 28, 2007.
Basic training didn't begin to prepare Ian Fisher for military life. Some rules here were simple protocols. Some, like his platoon sergeant's creed - don't be late, don't lie, don't steal - were inviolable commandments. Others were unspoken, until broken. " I basically learned my place," Fisher said. "I joined the Army not really knowing what the Army was. Basic training isn't Army life. Until I got to this unit, I didn't know what it was to actually live as a soldier."