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Old 08-06-2013, 09:06 AM
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My wife and I dropped off our son this morning. And so begins his adventure as a member of the US Army. He is now on his way to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri to begin his Basic Training. Needless to say, we are both very Proud of him.
It was a very emotional morning for both of us. Guess I'm not as tough as I thought I was, the tears were flowing.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:11 AM
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Congrats! Tough to let them go but it's a step in the right direction for sure. I have friends with 17/18 year old sons going nowhere in life so consider yourself lucky to have a son joing the armed forces!
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:14 AM
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good for your son
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:16 AM
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Smart kid, setting himself up for a career that will last a life time, along with some great values.
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Thank you for raising a young man willing to serve, and a thank you to your son for stepping up.
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Very jealous I wish I was 17 and doing the same. Best of luck to him.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by buckshotgumbo View Post
Thank you for raising a young man willing to serve, and a thank you to your son for stepping up.
x2 couldn't of said it better.
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best of luck to him and as said, thanks for raising your son properly.
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Semper Fi
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:08 AM
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Well that certainly says something about the way he was raised. Thank your son for his service.
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Thank you and thank your son for his service.
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Thank your family. It is hard, but just wait until you see him at graduation! My nephew just graduated and went to Alaska. Very proud of him.
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Thank your family. It is hard, but just wait until you see him at graduation! My nephew just graduated and went to Alaska. Very proud of him.
This^^^ There will be more tears but then they will be happy ones!
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Congratulations and thank your son for his service.
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Your son is an inspiration. Be proud!
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From a currently serving veteran of 24 years best of wishes to him and thanks. I did the FLW tour in 1988, either engineer or MP maybe? Congrats and again best wishes.
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Congrats, tell him my family says "THANKS"
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Thank you for raising a "man"
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Congratulations! Being born myself in a Naval Hospital, there is nothing greater. You and your wife are to be commended. Best Wishes to you all and him. THANK YOU!
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It's the best decision he could have made,I am currently active duty and just got back from a deployment from Middle East .Many people are not willing to make that sacrifice and not acknowledge the families that go thru just as much. If he does 4 or 30 years he will b a vet and know he did his part and fought for freedom which we all stand for. Just remind him when u have the opportunity"quitters never win, and winners never quit" my upmost respect for you and for him!!!!
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