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LISTEN: Navy Recruit Anne Kniggendorf Has A Tense Encounter On Night Watch

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Laura Spencer
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KCUR

Anne Kniggendorf is a freelance writer from Shawnee, Kan. When she was 24, Kniggendorf was working on her master’s degree in linguistics. With hopes of attending the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Cal., she enlisted in the Navy.

"Enlisting was a strange move for me, one my family and friends were horrified about," she says. "I promised myself that one day I would write the story of boot camp for all those who have never been through it on their own."

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