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    Son leaves for Army today

    My 17 yr.old son, Matthew, left for Ft.Benning today for Infantry and Airborne training and the beginning of a 3 year Regular Army enlistment. I'm very proud of him and look forward to seeing him in the Fall.
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    Congratulations. You should be proud. I hope I'm as brave as you if my son decides to enlist.
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    God be with him. Have you listened to the "Warrior Song" yet? You and he might enjoy it.
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    Way to go, Airborne dad!
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    good luck to him! the military is the best decision i've made!
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    Good luck and my prayers will be with you!
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    Hoo-aah!!!

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    Congrats to your son...his service will be greatly appreciated.
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    I wish him well. It will be a life changing experience and can make him a better person.
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    I did the same at 17; he will be in good hands.
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    Best of luck to him. It's a (positive) life changing event..... But you know that.
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    The best choice I have ever made. I know he will feel the same. Congrats!! Hooah!!

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    Thanks everybody!
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    To your son!

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