Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A New Marine is being birthed

As I write, my nephew Spencer is in The Crucible.  He is at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego in his last week of boot camp.  The Crucible is 55 hours of intense training,  where you absolutely must depend upon your fellow Marines.  In these 55 hours each Marine is given food for 2.5 meals.  In honor of what he is going through my sister, Spencer's mom, is only having 1 meal a day.  I'm very proud of the choice Spencer made to join the military.  He knew that college was not for him and so he chose this direction.  He has really loved boot camp and this 18 year old kid will come out an 18 year old man.  Semper Fi

My other nephew, Cleighton, is in the Navy and is serving on the USS Ronald Reagan--somewhere out in the ocean.  While this may sound exciting, it isn't.  It isn't like being on a cruise ship.  But what they are doing is important.  Cleighton has his watch times, like the other sailors, always being observant for what is out there.

God bless the USA.

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