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Proud Of My Soldier


KevinG

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Several of you remember me asking for advice for my son entering the Army. He treasured your advice, followed it and is now a Soldier in the US Army. We were able to attend his graduation from Basic Training this week. It was good to see him and impressive!

He now goes on to Medic training where a world of opportunity lies before him.

He was a great missionary during his training. Several LDS solders re-activated during the last few months and he taught a friend all of the missionary discussions. When he has leave next he will be travelling to this friends home town to visit and hopefully baptize him in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Hooah!

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The Soldier of the Cycle (outstanding soldier from the whole Basic Training class) is an LDS Man. There were 5 total LDS out of 221 graduates. One of them from Utah who's family could not travel to graduation just came and stood quietly by our family and listened to our conversation with a grin on his face before thanking me and going back to his bay. I think he just wanted to hear some Mormon family chatter!

When it came to putting on the dress uniform for the first time only about a dozen guys knew how to tie double Windsor knot. It turns out they were all from church going families.

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Hey KevinG.

Good job, Kevin. Our boy was in basic four years ago around this time. He just finished his four years in the USMC. I won't pretend he loved it but it was better for him than I think he recognizes at this time. His deployments were in the Pacific without much action. I think he went in wanting to be with a "band of brothers". Unfortunately, that kind of camaraderie is difficult to attain without war experience. Mom and Dad aren't disappointed. A young man can do a lot worse than giving four years miliitary service (or more).

Congratulations on a boy to be proud of.

3DOP

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Congratulations to your son, Kevin!

Very nice looking family!

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Wow! I've been staring at these pictures.

People tell me we look too young to be parents of adult children. I hadn't really considered it seriously until I saw this picture. We were babies when we were sealed!

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Awwww, that is sweet. Brother and sister in both of those pics, I take it?

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Awwww, that is sweet. Brother and sister in both of those pics, I take it?

Yes the same two. I put a few side by sides on Facebook last night of the family then and now. This one was the most poignant.

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Several of you remember me asking for advice for my son entering the Army. He treasured your advice, followed it and is now a Soldier in the US Army. We were able to attend his graduation from Basic Training this week. It was good to see him and impressive!

He now goes on to Medic training where a world of opportunity lies before him.

He was a great missionary during his training. Several LDS solders re-activated during the last few months and he taught a friend all of the missionary discussions. When he has leave next he will be travelling to this friends home town to visit and hopefully baptize him in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

532203_10150789274998824_655198823_11701709_571201518_n.jpg

Hooah!

PFC already, he must have had some College.

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The Soldier of the Cycle (outstanding soldier from the whole Basic Training class) is an LDS Man. There were 5 total LDS out of 221 graduates. One of them from Utah who's family could not travel to graduation just came and stood quietly by our family and listened to our conversation with a grin on his face before thanking me and going back to his bay. I think he just wanted to hear some Mormon family chatter!

When it came to putting on the dress uniform for the first time only about a dozen guys knew how to tie double Windsor knot. It turns out they were all from church going families.

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Things have changed "double Windsors" were not allowed in my day in the Army.

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Congratulations! I understand being the proud papa!

Two years ago my son joined the Air Force and I remember his graduation. Looking at the "parade grounds", it was humbling to know that EVERYONE since the 1940's to join the Air Force walked on that piece of land.

He just finished two years in Germany with a deployment in Kyrgistan (sp) and is now in Italy for two years. He called me today sharing about his weekend trip to Venice.

It is good to be proud of your son and his service to our country! Thanks for sharing :D

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PFC already, he must have had some College.

Eagle Scout and Recruiter. College will get him Specialist. He just downloaded his first online course to work on while he is earining his medic pin.

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