I just received an exciting telephone call from my sister in Connecticut. She told me some very exciting news! My nephew who was getting tired of working at less than fulfilling jobs as decided to enlist in the US Army!
Ever since he graduated high school he didn't know what he wanted to do with his life. He tried college but that didn't work out too well. He lasted less than a year. He then tried working at some jobs that didn't give him any fulfillment. That got old very fast.
It turns out that he was always considering the US Army. He took the oath last Friday & he's enlisted for a 3-year hitch. He's actually excited about this new adventure in his future.
My nephew's enlistment in the Army also makes him the 4th generation of my family to enlist in the military. My late grandfather was in the Army during WWII & was mustard gassed. My late Dad was in the Army/Air Force and served in Korea & stateside as a corpman. My younger brother & I both served in the USAF. Now my nephew Jason will be leaving for boot camp in 3 weeks. Of course my sister is worried for her little boy! lol
Yup, you can say that I'm proud of my nephew Jason! He's carrying on our family tradition. This would have made my late Dad proud.