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Old 01-22-2020, 03:27 PM
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My daughter is a soldier!

Wooo Hooooo!!!

Last week the Mrs., my son, my parents, and I all traveled to Fort Jackson SC to watch my daughter graduate Basic Combat Training (BCT, boot camp). What an awesome trip.

Day one was "Family Day". We got to hang out with her all day, on base, and check out the places she trained and what she did. It started with a super cool ceremony where they marched out of a huge smoke display into view in their OCP uniform (the camo). I had goose bumps seeing them show up. At the end of the day, we brought her back to her barracks and, as a surprise to us, she was given a meritorious advancement for her "demonstrated leadership during BCT". We have gone through some REALLY awful times with her and I have never heard anyone use the word "Leader" or "Leadership" when speaking on my daughter. I was crying like a little baby.


Day two was actual graduation. Hearing all 200'ish soldiers reciting the soldiers creed was AMAZING and I had goose bumps through the whole thing.


Sorry for the rant; I had to do some bragging.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:12 PM
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Proud poppa for sure, the smile says it all. Best of luck to her and your family. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:39 PM
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Big congrats and atta girl coming from WA!!
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:08 PM
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Congratulations to you and her
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:15 PM
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Congratulations to your Army daughter! Thank you for serving our country. There are thousands of teenagers (my Dad said I had a bad attitude when I was 17) who become awesome adults in this wonderful country of ours. I agree Woo Hoo!
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:23 PM
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Great news...a proud Dad and Family. Congrats Rang and Daughter.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:28 PM
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This is the best thing I have heard, read and seen all day.
The smiles speak a thousand words. How proud you must be.
Rang, would you please tell her "thank you for serving our country" as my wife and I are truly grateful.

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Old 01-22-2020, 11:23 PM
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Wow Mark that is beyond cool!
You and your wife do look so proud of your little girl in those pictures.

Thank you for sharing this with all of us too.


We'll keep her in our prayers for sure!












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Just one thing though............. OK OK TWO!


1- I have never seen you wearing shoes where your toes are covered.
2- Do you have to look so dog gone Navy on an Army base?
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:15 AM
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Very cool and congrats Marc and family. She's a badass for sure.
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:13 AM
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Marc,...

I loved the story about your daughter.

the world needs more families like yours, especially now.

strong bonds and good life lessons come from the family circle.

good moms and dads who set good examples give a child the things they need

too make the world better...

let her know all the folks at IFSJA are proud of her......and you.

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Wow! That's awesome for the whole family. Congrats to your daughter and to the whole family! Hope she gets great schools and awesome follow-on assignments too!
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very cool.



cute young lady.


did you bring her those Honcho mags you were bidding up on ebay?
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You guys (and gal) are awesome! Thanks for all the kind words. I forwarded a link to my daughter and she has read them all.

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Just one thing though............. OK OK TWO!

1- I have never seen you wearing shoes where your toes are covered.
2- Do you have to look so dog gone Navy on an Army base?
1) HAHAHAHAHAAHA! Good point! I have had those Docs for close to 3 years and what's funny is they are steel toe but I only wear them to work and on ships.
2) LOL!!! It's in me, I guess!
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did you bring her those Honcho mags you were bidding up on ebay?
BBBWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:58 PM
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Best of luck to her if she is as motivated as you are she will do very well in a career
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:28 AM
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thats AWESOME congrats to her and you and wife.

As a former USAF and husband of an Army brat these Uniforms are awesome

She is a proud 1%er
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CONGRATULATIONS!


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I live in Belgium, but I also want to express my gratitude to your daughter and the whole US military for trying to make the world safer.
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Awesome! She is a spitting image of you!

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