By Helen Benedict
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Jen was oblivious to all this in high school, however. She ran track, played golf, became the first girl in school to join the wrestling team, and found friends among the older students. She knew little of the outside world and that didn’t bother her. She was beating boys at wrestling (she was in the lowest weight category at 103 pounds) and appearing in the local papers as a star. “Occasionally people still recognize me and say, ‘Oh, you’re that blond girl wrestler. ’ ” Once her older friends graduated, though, she became more aware of the blank facing her after twelfth grade.
Despite the snowy February air, her palm was sweating. Like Mickiela and Eli, Jen defies any stereotype of a female soldier as masculine or Amazonian. She is barely five feet one, slender and buxom. She has a round face that tapers to a little chin, a small sharp nose, and wide hazel eyes. Her golden hair hangs straight and glossy, curling under her jaw. Some days she wears quite a bit of makeup, but the day I visited all she had on was brown eyeliner, barely visible behind her glasses. She led me through the garage, stepping over a yellow Labrador and into a spotless kitchen with a white linoleum floor.
The sergeant shouted, and all the recruits had to bury their heads so they couldn’t see where they were going. ” and they had to jump down and run. 42 the lonely soldier “There’s hundreds of people running out at the same time with these bags, so everybody’s falling down and tripping over each other,” Mickiela said, laughing at the memory. Then began a charade like something out of a Marx Brothers movie, which would be repeated throughout basic training. “You go into this other room and they yell at you, ‘Line up!