Training in Bulgaria


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[Granger] To say that soldiers are brave is probably an understatement.
But sometimes…>>What do you want to know? I mean… [laughs]
[Granger] even a soldier…>>I’m very nervous. [Granger] gets butterflies.>>That camera
is killing me. [laughs] Penyu Inkov is a private in the Bulgarian
Army. I’m trying to improve my English.
[Granger] And after ten days of training with US soldiers
in the Bulgarian wilderness, he’s up against what might be his toughest
test yet: an interview.
I can’t explain it. [laughs] It’s strange. [Granger] What’s easier for Private Inkov
to explain is what he and his unit have been going through with their US counterparts.
[Inkov] We’ve been four days in the woods. Four days we were sleeping back to back or
shoulder to shoulder. [Granger] And he’s not complaining, because
it’s training like this that may one day save his life.
I am trying to remember everything because it can be useful in the missions
in Afghanistan, Iraq, or somewhere in the world.
[Granger] Private Inkov has a family back home,
and they’ve watched him leave and come back from Afghanistan twice now.
But if he has to go again, he says there’s something he’ll look forward to.
I was taking a picture of the guys from the platoon,
and I was thinking that I’ll meet them, that I’ll meet them again somewhere in the world.
[Granger] And if he does, he knows what he’ll tell his family in Bulgaria
about the American soldiers he’ll be working with.
When they ask me how they are, what kind of people they are,
the American troops or something, I will explain to them
that they are absolutely professionals–absolutely. They are nice people, nice guys.
[Granger] And now that he’s wrapped up his interview,
he can get back to training with them. Okay. That’s it?>>[male speaker] Yeah, that’s
it. [♪upbeat music♪] That’s the Army Today
from Soldiers Radio and Television, Washington.

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