Fort Bliss Soldier Spends Three Months In Front Leaning Rest For $200 Bet
EL PASO, TX – A young infantryman may be a candidate for the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records after he spent nearly three months in the front leaning rest position in order to win a $200 bet with a platoon mate.
Corporal Alonso Ramirez, of 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 1st Armored Division, achieved the historic feat earlier this month.
“A couple of buddies and I were hanging out drinking in the B’s after we got back from deployment, when we started talking about the worst time we ever got smoked,” Ramirez recalls. “One guy said his old squad leader made him do bear crawls across the parade field for an entire morning once. Then you know how it goes, you gotta top the other guy’s story, so another dude was like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s nothing, one time I had to do burpee long jumps across the company area all day.’”
“Then my buddy from another squad, he started talking about how his squad leader put him in the front leaning rest, and just left him there al…
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