Even though it was 1967 I still remember getting out of A school and getting my first set of orders. Please tell your son that we thank him for his service. A tin can sailor, tell him to stay away from the greasy pork chops the first dinner after they get underway.
Please tell your son good job and thank you.
next when you get a chance to go out and visit him,take a trip up to Camp Pendleton. Bring your trap guns, Camp Pendleton has a world class trap range
MM1 Peter Healy (retired)
(USS Chicago, USS Coral Sea)
(Shellback, Bluenose, and the Order of the Ditch)
Comgratulations and thanks to him and you for his service. The Navy manages to draw out the best in our young people and I am sure they will with your son, they certainly did with mine.
You however are about to embark on one of life's most proud yet scary journey's, a child in the military who may go in harms way.It will keep you awake at night wondering about where your son is and what he is doing. He will be just fine ,but you and his mother will indeed worry.
My hat is off to all who serve our country and to their parents. Those who have had a child in combat will know exactly what I am talking about. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I was fortunate enough to be in line at an airport snack bar behind a young soldier with his wife and baby the otther day. It felt good to buy their lunch!
WE all wish him(along with all service men and women) God speed, and since your son is a Navy man I guess we should add "fair winds and following seas". God Bless ALL of our troops. M.E. Brazell-USAF Retired