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We just got the first letter home from our recruit at Great Lakes, I'm not quite as thrilled as my wife was but it was really good to hear he's doing okay. Since it started out "I'm having a blast" I'm confident that he has made a good life decision which is a big relief for any dad.
My aunt wrote (facebooked) that she found my grandfather's flag that flew over his ship in WWII. She's going to save it for me to pass on. What a cool thing to for a PIR gift!
I'm certainly learning a lot about military life between this site and the PIR Facebook pages. I'm sure he's not going to be the same kid we saw head off to Boot when we see him at RTC in May. I'm glad he's taken this set to mature and realize the potential his mom and I have seen all along.
The BS21 video was a real eye-opener, talk about a final exam! He's got a lot to prepare for in just a few weeks but I know he'll be up to it.
This is to attempt to help those folks who might be interested in a Tiger Cruise in the future.
As you have probably seen posted here and in other sources, it may be a chance of a lifetime so don't pass up the opportunity. Only after we got on the ship with our son, did we find out that it would probably be the only deployment he would ever have and so it was truly our only chance at a Tiger Cruise. And it was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
I will tell you right up front that,…Continue
Master-At-Arms 2nd Class Petty Officer Mark A. Mayo was shot and killed, while defending a fellow Petty Officer, on the deck of the USS Mahan on March 24, 2014. The selfless act of this young man deserves recognition. Please sign this petition and call upon President Obama to award him the Medal of Honor.…Continue