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Sharing Parents' Proud Moment!

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:03 PM
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Sharing Parents' Proud Moment!

After 4 years of grueling challenges in the USAFA, our son ...



... was commissioned as 2LT on 24 May 2011 (sorry for the pix quality - taken with phone camera - pro pix not yet available).


... followed by the commencement - 25 May 2011


(Son with SECAF Donley)



(Son (left) w/ best friend)



(Son (right) - w/friends)
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:16 PM
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Re: Sharing Parents' Proud Moment!

Congratulations - you have every right to be proud - please give him a big thank you for serving from all of us. He will litterally see the world in the next few years. Is he going to try and get his wings?

Had a son come out of Annapolis - Naval Academy - and he has made sooooo many friends that are scattered all over. Good thing we live in the country because the night of his bachelor party with all them Marines out on the grass things got a little western.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:42 PM
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Re: Sharing Parents' Proud Moment!

Cowboy,

Thanks! He's heading to NAS Pensacola sometime in August for his flight training.

Ed
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:22 PM
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Trust me - them Montana boys that go to the academies do well - very well. The year my son came out of high school there were 4 in his class that went to the Air Force Academy, and one each that went to West Point, Naval Academy and one to the Coast Guard. They have all done well.

We went to Colo. Springs with 4 seniors from High School with the local air force liason recruiter to tour the facility and watch air force - west point football game. Sat at football game with a 4th year from Montana and mentioned that I'd buy pizza for anyone from Montana or Wy. after the game. About 20 some of the most polite students showed up that night and EVERY ONE of them offered to pay or throw into the pot for their meal - they just wanted a night out.

When I think that this world has went to hell in a hand basket and all the nuts running around the world I just remember the day of graduation back at Annapolis and saying - There are 900+ of the finest young men/women in the world being turned loose - there is hope.

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+1 on there's hope ... there were 1021 on his graduating class.

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Very cool My brother in law was just commissioned on sunday from RIT in the US ARMY branch MI. I was his first salute. You must be so proud. Where will he be stationed?
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Re: Sharing Parents' Proud Moment!

Every once in awhile I get to see my tax dollars at work, and think good thoughts at the same time. Thanks for sharing your moment, congratulations on the accomplishments, yours and his.
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