Colonel: Boy! I think it's been like 10 years since I did one of these. Dassa said she lost my original one though. Bummer. My name is Colonel, so hey, hi!
So, let's see. Bombs fell when I was a kid, my dad died in the War, you know, this is all pretty normal. My story is, I guess, boring. So Dassa found me when I was 13 or so, and she brought me to the Responders. They taught me everything. I became a Volunteer... it was great.
For the past 5 years, I've been a Responder myself! I help kids who lost their families... get them safe, trained, and just act like a big brother. Every year we find fewer people though, so I dunno. Things are not good out there. Just getting simple food and water is tough. And the Brotherhood, well.. we thought that would be different. We thought everything would be different though.
Er, well, so anyway. Maybe in 10 years, Dassa will ask me to do another one of these Survivor Stories. Hah! Til then. Peace, Appalachia.