Lobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2325 times:
HAH!! I SO remember that mud pit this spring!! Only we had more mud than water at the time. Looks like he's finishing up with his STX lanes and then off to FTX at Camp Bullis. Tell him have fun at FTX and make sure he gets a gask mask that works! Tell him congrats, welcome to the best MOS in the Army!!!
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8530 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 2): So I send one of those "anyone home?' messages and surprise surprise I get a return, he's in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then on to San Antonio for medic training which it now seems is a turning point in his life.
Congratulations, that's great news. I can personally attest what it's like to reach a turning point in your life. Last fall I got fed up with who I was an since then I've lost 145 pounds, raised my GPA 0.5 points overall, and improved tremendously as a musician. It's such a fantastic thing to see someone turn around like that.
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 2): We're a family of late bloomers anyway-I did not get my law degree until I was 48.
One of my aunts graduated from Ole Miss Law School at 44. It's takes a lot of guts to do stuff like that.
Ditto. I figured if I was in right now, I'd want to be a corpsman in the Navy (alongside Marines) - John Bradley from Flags Of Our Fathers is largely the kind of serviceman I'd like to be in that role. Here's to your son fitting the same mold.