Off to School of Infantry Graduation!

BY Herschel Smith
8 years, 4 months ago

Off to Camp Geiger, Marine Corps Air Station, New River, North Carolina (near Camp Lejeune) to see my son graduate from SOI.  Graduation from Boot was filled with marching, pageantry, bands, speeches and much pomp.  My understanding is that this is much more austere.  Five minutes, and then they get picked up by the fleet.

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Standing on the parade deck at Parris Island, S.C.  My father was in the 82nd Airborne.  My son, Daniel, is in the middle wearing his Marine rifle expert badge the day of graduation from Boot, in his service alphas.  I am the ugly one on the right.
  • http://www.copthetruth.blogspot.com Mike

    He looks like he’ll be an outstanding Marine! May he never hear a shot fired in anger. And your Dad can’t be all bad if he served in the 82nd!!

  • http://www.proudrepublican.blogspot.com Republicanpundit

    Herschel,

    Congrats to your son.

    I served in USAF and my son is in the US Navy.


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