Forgive me for some more military related postings over the next several years

But today my nephew became took his oath and went to Paris Island to become a Marine. It’s been a weighty day, emotion wise.. and it portends to only get more intense as his training intensifies and world conflicts brew. So yes, North Korea  Afghanistan, and all the other ‘Stans’ and strange arenas of global strife suddenly take center stage in my family’s life.
We are proud of this young man, Shawn “Mere” as he will now be known. We know he can do it.
And we also know he understands the oath he took today is one of the most sacred and noble things he has ever done…
He’s surely more brave than I ever was at the age of 18..

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