Who's the battalion commander?***. He got very annoyed right then and there, nearly threw the table and called up the advance-guard company commander. The company commander said, "I've never seen this girl, she's lying, making it all up. No way! My soldiers wouldn't do something like that." The battalion commander hands me the phone and I tell the company commander, "Listen, it happened." He answers, "Who are you, anyway? You little punk, you don't understand."
Who was the company commander?***. He yelled at me, really yelled, and that was that. I left the battalion commander's office and from that moment I was ostracized by the advanced-guard company. For four months I couldn't go in there. Their commander let the whole chain of command under him know that the education NCO is a rat-fink and she informs the battalion commander, and that's how they saw me. For four months I couldn't go into the advanced-guard company for any purpose whatsoever, even plain work. I remember we had to collect pictures of soldiers for a battalion evening, and the company refused to let me have them because I'm a "rat". They spat at my feet for having ratted to the battalion commander. I remember this being a serious shock; at the very beginning.