There is no way for someone to be fully prepared for war no matter how much training one goes through. You can learn the important stuff like taking apart your gun, doing drills, and learning war strategies, but there are some things your commanding officer can't teach you until you experience it yourself. Continuing reading to go inside the mind of a grunt when they experience their first taste of war.
"The sound of thousands of people chanting their prayers in the distance surrounding you in the early morning is one of the most haunting things I have ever heard. Could be beautiful, but knowing that some of the people you can hear are going to try to kill you later makes it creepy as f--k" (Source).