A new Ensign in The Fleet

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A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby KaosDad » Tue, 17 May 2011 16:05:02

While you all were shootin' and greetin' I was watching my son become a freshly Commissioned Officer in the Worlds Grandest Navy!

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Taking the Oath of Office from CAPT (ADM Select) Boyle. CAPT Boyle's son, T., was PWB's best bud in the VTCC and is now a, USMC 2nd Lt.

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Mom, Little Sister, Ensign PWB, PWB's Bride to Be! and Pops (that's me).

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Receiving his first salute from his Gunny. Afterwards, ENS PWB passed the Gunny a 1922 silver dollar from his grandpa's collection.

PWB will serve at the Va Tech NROTC unit until his orders take him to Pensacola for basic flight, then he hopes to learn how to fly Sea (Black) Hawks.
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby Palladin » Tue, 17 May 2011 16:41:01

:clap: Congrats all the way around, Rich! :clap:
Now is the time for all good men to get off their rusty dustys...


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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby meak99 » Tue, 17 May 2011 16:42:38

Congrats to your son, you must be very proud. Give him a thanks for his future service to this country and a big GO HOKIES!


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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby NickLikesGuns » Tue, 17 May 2011 16:55:50

Congrats!


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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby smltooner » Tue, 17 May 2011 17:14:32

You should be very proud.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
THE HIGH PRICE OF FREEDOM IS A COST PAID BY A BRAVE FEW. In memory of our fallen heroes.

THOSE WHO SERVE DESERVE HONOR, RESPECT, THANKS.


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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby dorminWS » Tue, 17 May 2011 18:03:09

It's folks like you and your son that KEEP this a great nation. Congratulations.
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby gunderwood » Tue, 17 May 2011 18:13:51

Congrats.

Those redheads be trouble I tell you... :whistle:
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby DWinter » Tue, 17 May 2011 18:40:28

Thanks to your son for carrying on our proud traditions. Tell him to hook up with a good Chief and he'll go far.
"SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, EITHER STAND BEHIND THEM OR STAND IN FRONT OF THEM".


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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby OakRidgeStars » Tue, 17 May 2011 18:41:32

Congratulations to you and your son :clap:
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby Yarddawg » Tue, 17 May 2011 21:03:14

:bigthumb: Congratulations!
Engage your brain!


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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby Jakeiscrazy » Tue, 17 May 2011 21:06:40

Looks sharp in that uniform! Congrats!
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby allingeneral » Tue, 17 May 2011 22:04:53

Congrats! Duane beat me to the "Find a good Chief" statement. I'm sure you're a very proud dad! The boy looks sharp in those choker whites. Image
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby rromeo » Tue, 17 May 2011 23:03:52

Congratulations.

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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby SgtBill » Tue, 17 May 2011 23:05:51

Congrats to the whole family and to your new proud son.If he want's to learn the right way have him hook up with a Chief as was stated prior to this post.
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby rlbellco72 » Wed, 18 May 2011 06:28:25

Congrats to your son and your family!
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby Batty67 » Wed, 18 May 2011 09:41:37

Congratulations. My Dad swore me in as a new 2LT in the Army at VTCC in 1989. My Dad being a soon to retire USNA graduate and Commander. Got a lot of funny looks (and Sirs) at the ceremony. That was a long time ago and I remember it clearly, though all of my "buds" who stayed in are retiring or are about to as LTCs...

Time flies! Enjoy these moments. :clap:


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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby KaosDad » Wed, 18 May 2011 10:07:07

Thanks all! I will pass on the well wishes and advice.
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby Hiwaytahell » Wed, 18 May 2011 16:58:08

Cograts Rich, and son. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby zephyp » Thu, 26 May 2011 04:50:44

congrats!!!!
No more catchy slogans for me...I am simply fed up...4...four...4...2+2...

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Re: A new Ensign in The Fleet

Postby smc331 » Thu, 26 May 2011 10:46:34

Congrats indeed - young man is lookin' sharp! :first:
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