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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Matt Clark is in the Army learning to be a helicopter mechanic on Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia. It is early 2014, graduation day is approaching, and Matt has a new wife and infant daughter back home in Florida waiting for him to return to them.
  • Climax
  • Matt messed up his knee during training and can barely walk,much less run. He is getting it checked out by a doctor, but they have to wait for results to come back. If something is wrong, his stay in Virginia could be much longer. 
  • Falling Action
  • Matt needs to pass an end of the course physical assessment(PT Test) in order to graduate from helicopter school and reunite with his wife and daughter. She was only 4 weeks old when he left her with his wife 8 months ago. Unfortunately, the test involves, among other things, a 2-mile timed run.
  • Resolution
  • The results from the Doctor have arrived, and Matt has a chronic iliotibial band (IT Band) injury. It can be VERY painful, but the resolution is mostly some stretching, anti-inflammatories, some ice, and some rest. Within a few days of using the new guidance, Matt can walk without much discomfort.  
  • With new knowledge and a new pair of shoes, Matt was able to pass the PT test! It was difficult, and he had a lot of issues along the way, but his knee held out just long enough to see him through. All course requirements have now been satisfied.
  • On March 24, 2014, Matt Clark graduated from the United States Army helicopter repair school in Virginia and was reunited with his wife and daughter. As a fully credentialed soldier, their next story was waiting to be written. As for now, this story ends the best of ways, with the three of them together.
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