Saturday, May 5, 2007


Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend The Lieutenant's graduation from Airborne school. Earlier this week, the Little Princess and I watched him on one of his jumps.

Yesterday, he and 300 or so of his fellow soldiers (along with some sailors, airmen, and Marines) were awarded their wings.

The ceremony was preceded by a brief show. The show was brief, but impressive, with three paratroopers jumping from a helicopter to a target in front of the crowd. As you can see, the mission was successful.

Then, the Airborne classes marched in, listened to a brief speech, and were awarded their wings.

That's when I was given one of the greatest honors I've had: I was given the opportunity to pin the wings on the Lieutenant.

Like I said before, he's a fine young man. And I proud to know him.


  1. Did anyone take photos of you pinning the wings on The Lieutenant?
    Inquiring Minds Want To Know!

  2. [...] Basil has military news of a different sort. Though he’s retired, he got to pin the wings on a future son-in-law, and wrote, publily, that he’s proud to know him. How many son-in-laws can say that? No [...]

  3. Give the fine young Lt a salute! ;)

  4. Okay, give him 2 salutes!

    Sometimes, my comment isn't received with my website attached so I'm experimenting! Yea, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!


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