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My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Posted on: July 30, 2008 9:43 pm
 

I was just in the hangar, sweating as usual, and my cell phone rang.  At first, I didn't recognize the area code, but luckily, I was next to a good ol' boy from Georgia and he recognized it.

Turned out it was my son, calling from boot camp in Georgia for the first time.  He's doing well, better than I thought he'd be doing.  He got there Monday and has already been processed, drilled, screamed at, but he sounded really good.  He goes "down field" on Friday and things will be tougher then, but he'll have an address for me to write to.

I'm proud of him.  He's becoming a man and stepped up in very uncertain times.

GO ARMY!

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Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 3:20 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

HUSKER

YOU WHERE IN A HANGER SO IT SOUND LIKE YOU ARE OR WHERE IN THE AIR FORCE AND IF THAT IS TRUE THEN KNOW WONDER YOU SON WENT INTO THE ARM FORCE CAUSE HE SEEN THE WAY YOU WHERE AND WANT TO BE LIKE YOU I AM GLAD THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD THAT HAVE THE HEART AS YOU AND LET YOUR SON STAND TALL AND LOOK HELL IN THE EYES AND BRING IT AND DEFEND OUR FREEDOMS

I THANK YOUR SON FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART 

 




Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2008 7:01 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Your son will have alot of good times while in the Army. When I was in the Army there was five of us that thought Basic was`nt hard, but the other 45 in the platoon did`nt like.   I took my basic in 88 in Georgia I was in the1st of the 50th I was infantry took jump school there and off to the 82nd. I got out in 91, I had alot of great times while I was in the Army. I wish your son the best of luck tell him to keep his head down and his ears open. 




Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2008 12:44 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

HEY!

3 yrs ago i went to bootcamp n let me tel u...it was a blast! Im sure he thinks its tough at first but u get use to it n in the end its gona end up being one of the best experiences of his life. Jus write to him cuz mail time was the best part of our days n wen u didnt get anythin it was depressing oh n dnt send any food!!! haha n if u want to send pictures...heres a TIP...send them wrapped around folded pieces of paper to make the envelope seem like theres a really long letter in there. When the DS check the mail they wont feel the pictures they will only feel the paper...anyways I hope the best for him n your family. Im in Ft. Eustis right now so im waiting to get home jus like i bet he is...OH n make sure u go to his graduation...the difference in the person that left home n the one your gona c is gona b very worth it. haha my mom was shocked!

GOOD LUCK!

OUT




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2008 7:13 am
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Thanks Big and Blue,

No apologies needed for your "Go Navy!".  I respect all of our men and women who serve in the military.

And Blue, I appreciate your comments too and, just for the record, I thought that the Fiesta Bowl that the Broncos won was the best CFB game I have ever watched live. 




Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2008 7:31 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Congrats and lucky you.  When I served there was no call home, no email etc etc.  I guess I am getting old but then again I am only 37.  He will grow up quick and as I personally feel did the right thing.  I think we should all serve at least 2 years.  But just my opinion.  Some of my best times was served in the Navy.  Congrats again and go Navy!!!!    Sorry



Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2008 5:07 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

We surely don't share the CFB teams we root for buddy but, we sure do share a couple of things just a bit more important -- love of our sons and service to our country.  May God bless and protect your son and the family that raised a patriot. 

Your thread caught my attention because my son is getting ready to go into the Navy (I think to spite his dad's 20 years + in the Air Force)

In the hangar? Me too.  Miss the Super Cruiser, but the 182 with the 230, 3 blade hartzel, and 206 nose gear/tundra tires makes a hell of a back country Idaho plane. 

oohrahh!!   Broncos!!




Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2008 4:41 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Spoken like a Proud American, I commend you!!!!!      
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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2008 7:57 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Joe, thank you for the kind words.  I am very proud of him and his decision.

All the best.




Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2008 1:03 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Husker,

I happened here quite by chance.  As a lifelong Giant fan and having lots of free time since retirement, I jump from team board to team board out of curiousity and usually only as an observer.  Your post triggered something more.  As I will probably not be back, please take these thoughts as passing good wishes to you and yours.

Sounds as if your son is following the trail I followed many years ago.  Airborne, Ranger and then Crypto.  Truthfully, while having proudly achieved Airbone and Ranger  badges (E5 while assigned to the 3rd of the 75th Ranger and 82nd Airborne), it was the primary MOS that served me better in civilian life.  Cryptography carries a security clearance that raised some confidence in my personal integrity as far as potential employers were concerned.  The Army offers many career paths that can encompass the more personally fullfilling stuff.  While I would not even consider advising your son to do things differently as far as Airborne/Ranger is concerned, I would suggest he look to a more challenging MOS.  One that he can carry over to the post military part of his future.   Having said that I would also like to thank him for his having taken the next step on the road to becoming an important part of the future of this country.  Too many sit back and let others take the forefront.  If I were to state my deepest belief, the societal problems we are currently living thru are the direct result of the discontinuation of the draft.  Serving those two years taught our younger citizens responsibility, leadership, being a member of a group and how to work with others not necessarily of our choosing.  All the while instilling a sense of national pride that has been missing and thereby not handed down for several generations.  If that doesn't ring true, notice the way the younger generation behaves the next time you attend a sporting event and the National Anthem is being played.    Once again, thank you to your son for his service.  And, to you, be very proud of him.  He has chosen a tough path.  It can only make him stronger.

A friend in passing,

Joe Grasso (jsyjoe)

 




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2008 1:17 pm
 

My son, Adam, called me from boot camp...

Zinger, he chose infantry.

It's weird.  Last year, he wanted to go into the Marines, as he has a nephew who is a helicopter mechanic.  He took his ASFAB and his scores were very high, so he wanted to be a tank technician.  He was sworn in and everything and then he failed his drug test.  The Marines said that he could re-enlist in a year.   He went back, but said the Marines were kinda jerking him around and the Army was offering a better deal.  But I was surprised when he chose infantry. He says he's gonna go through Airborne training and wants to become a Ranger.



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