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Posted: 1/19/2015 1:53:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 1:54:20 PM EST by wagonwheel1]
Well my oldest is off to Ft Benning. OSUT for Infantry.
Does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the Hospital. 20 years does go by fast.

Ironic when you stop and think that 9/11, Terror, War and Muslims have basically all that he and kids his age have ever known.

We're proud of him and yes the send off was a little teary.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:55:39 PM EST
Best of luck to him!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:55:59 PM EST
may he continue to do you proud and here's to you dying first! (in another 80 years or so)
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:56:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Well my oldest is off to Ft Benning. OSUT for Infantry.
Does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the Hospital. 20 years does go by fast.

Ironic when you stop and think that 9/11, Terror, War and Muslims have basically all that he and kids his age have ever known.

We're proud of him and yes the send off was a little teary.
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lol

He'll be fine
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:30:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Well my oldest is off to Ft Benning. OSUT for Infantry.
Does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the Hospital. 20 years does go by fast.

Ironic when you stop and think that 9/11, Terror, War and Muslims have basically all that he and kids his age have ever known.

We're proud of him and yes the send off was a little teary.
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Tonight will be a little teary for him, and this coming Saturday will be even more teary. But don't you forget to laugh.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:31:49 PM EST
Send him letters that say on the outside "Drill SGTs are pussies"
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:33:02 PM EST
You raised a man. Be proud.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:37:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 3:38:12 PM EST by wagonwheel1]
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Originally Posted By Aeain:
Send him letters that say on the outside "Drill SGTs are pussies"
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My wife made him a gift basket with cookies and assorted chocolates to give to the DI's.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:37:49 PM EST
My son just finished AIT as a combat medic. The time will go by quickly. Write often and try to attend graduation. Congratulations to you!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:37:58 PM EST
Good luck to him.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:39:04 PM EST
Congrats!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:39:12 PM EST
Ill cry for you
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:39:27 PM EST
Tell him to document anything funny or stupid on this page.

https://www.facebook.com/usawtfm
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:44:08 PM EST
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Send him letters that say on the outside "Drill SGTs are pussies"
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lol
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:44:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Well my oldest is off to Ft Benning. OSUT for Infantry.
Does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the Hospital. 20 years does go by fast.

Ironic when you stop and think that 9/11, Terror, War and Muslims have basically all that he and kids his age have ever known.

We're proud of him and yes the send off was a little teary.
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BE AT THAT GRADUATION!!! Your inflated chest will absorb those tears just fine.
(No one was at mine...kinda sucked. When I went to my son's...it was the greatest thing in the world) Beaufort S.C. was beautiful as well.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:48:16 PM EST
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Tell him to document anything funny or stupid on this page.

https://www.facebook.com/usawtfm
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There is some funny shit on there
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:49:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Well my oldest is off to Ft Benning. OSUT for Infantry.
Does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the Hospital. 20 years does go by fast.

Ironic when you stop and think that 9/11, Terror, War and Muslims have basically all that he and kids his age have ever known.

We're proud of him and yes the send off was a little teary.
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What's amazing is that he was only a little child when 9/11 happened. Stand tall and be proud. You've raised a fine son.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:52:21 PM EST
now im remembering the day my dad drove me to the airport, I was going to where he'd already been, ft bliss
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:56:49 PM EST
Is your 11B son going airborne? Shoot me a PM if he ends up at Bragg, and I can help him get settled in.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:10:19 PM EST
I still remember that trip to Benning 25 years ago. Welcome station isn't bad......until pickup. He'll have a lump in his throat then. Best of luck to your son.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:13:32 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:20:30 PM EST
Awesome... good for both of you. Most of his stay there won't be amusing at the time, but he will look back at it fondly. Don't worry about him, if he's not an absolute mouth-breather he'll do great.

Graduation was awesome and I'm glad my family made it, but my dad putting a cord on my shoulder at Turning Blue was and still is one of the best moments of my life.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:26:18 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:27:49 PM EST
Now the fun can really start!

Buy the most over the top mushy I love you cards. When you send them, douse them in perfume. Use pink envelopes and write on the outside of them every term of endearment you can think of.

Greet his Drill Sgt on graduation day and hear all the stories from him about what happened when your son got the cards in the mail. (Only works well if you are a vet)

I had so much fun sending things to my son in Basic and AIT.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:29:09 PM EST
Good luck to him and we welcome him to the brotherhood.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:30:43 PM EST
Saw mine off to the same place 3 years ago.



Be proud.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:31:47 PM EST
I remember when my dad dropped me off for my flight to Ft Benning.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:48:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cableguy221:
Is your 11B son going airborne? Shoot me a PM if he ends up at Bragg, and I can help him get settled in.
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Yes, that's his plan.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:59:04 PM EST
Congrats to you both!

Well done...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:12:14 PM EST
Good luck to him. Next time you talk to him tell him I said thank you.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:21:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Well my oldest is off to Ft Benning. OSUT for Infantry.
Does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the Hospital. 20 years does go by fast.

Ironic when you stop and think that 9/11, Terror, War and Muslims have basically all that he and kids his age have ever known.

We're proud of him and yes the send off was a little teary.
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My Dad got choked up when he dropped me off for the same destination. He was drafted in 1950 and went to the same place.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:30:00 PM EST
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My Dad got choked up when he dropped me off for the same destination. He was drafted in 1950 and went to the same place.
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Originally Posted By wagonwheel1:
Well my oldest is off to Ft Benning. OSUT for Infantry.
Does seem like yesterday that we brought him home from the Hospital. 20 years does go by fast.

Ironic when you stop and think that 9/11, Terror, War and Muslims have basically all that he and kids his age have ever known.

We're proud of him and yes the send off was a little teary.


My Dad got choked up when he dropped me off for the same destination. He was drafted in 1950 and went to the same place.



His Grandfather, (Army Air Corps/ Air Force, 27 years) died Christmas evening. I know he wanted to be at his Grandsons graduation too.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:32:47 AM EST
Best of luck to him. My son heads off on 9 FEB.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:46:02 AM EST
be proud, dad!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:50:39 AM EST
He's just Army. He'll be ok. It's not like he joined the Marines or anything.
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