What a great day, Couldn't be more Proud

@ramapo17 (23387)
Melbourne, Florida
January 12, 2018 4:44pm CST
We just found out that my grandson was just made officially a United States Navy Sailor today. He made it out of boot camp and "Hell Week" which is known to be horrific. His graduation is next week and my daughter and younger grandson are flying from New Jersey to Chicago to be at it. He will be celebrating his 21st birthday then too. After spending time in Chicago he will be going out to San Diego to start Seal Training.
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@just4him (113459)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
Congratulations for surviving boot camp. He was officially a sailor the moment he took the oath. I hope he does well in seal training in San Diego. What base will he be at, do you know? I was based in San Diego when I finished boot camp and know there are several bases there.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jan
I don't know but when I find out I will let you know. Were you in the Navy to?
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@just4him (113459)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jan
@ramapo17 Yes, stationed in San Diego, North Island Naval Air Station on Coronado Island. My guess is he'll be stationed at 32nd Street Naval Station.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
@just4him Do they have Seal Training there? I understand that is real stressful training.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
13 Jan
I can understand why you're so proud of him!
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jan
He is our first grandson and I was the first face he saw when he entered this world 21 years ago. Time does fly way to fast.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
@1creekgirl Oh, so sorry to hear that. That must have been hard to have a little one all the time when you got older. I helped out a lot with my second grandson as he was born with 5 holes in his heart and had multiple surgeries to close some of them up but they didn't do it all at once. It was a long road but he is now in high school and 6 ft 3 inches. And the greatest thing, he looks just like me.
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@1creekgirl (10163)
• United States
15 Jan
@ramapo17 I'm so glad your grandson is healthy now. Will he need any more surgery? Our grandson was a premie (2.8 pounds), but he's a strong, tall 14 year old now. He also had back surgery when he was 4 for a tethered cord, but you'd never know it now!
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• United States
13 Jan
Congratulations to your grandson. That's quite an accomplishment. You must be so proud
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jan
We are all proud but of course very nervous.
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@JudyEv (121547)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Congratulations to your grandson. You have every right to be proud.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jan
Thank you @JudyEv.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jan
y0 mus e ver poud an nw o e a seal wow has great
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jan
Thank you @Hatley.
@gaianoor (1144)
• Tirana, Albania
12 Jan
You should feel very proud.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
12 Jan
We all are proud but also worried about the Seal Training.
@BelleStarr (37666)
• United States
14 Jan
We attended our son's graduation from Great Lakes. He then was transferred to Virginia Beach. Congratulations on your grandson's graduation.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
My daughter and her youngest son are leaving this week for the graduation. Was it great being there? We are going to get it on the computer.
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@BelleStarr (37666)
• United States
14 Jan
@ramapo17 It was mainly because we hadn't seen him for such a long time, as a mother it killed me. He looked so good and we were so proud, it was well worth attending.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan
@BelleStarr Where did he do some of his duty? Do you see him much now?
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
17 Jan
Congratulations to him, Nancy! (You are always such a proud grandma! smiling at you.) I hope he enjoys his enlistment and returns at the end of it with lots of fun stories to tell you!
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
20 Jan
Thanks @DaddyEvil. I am happy to hear from you. I haven't bothered you at home in a long time but I have been spending a lot of time worrying about both grandsons. That is my job you know, worrying. I hope you and Pretty are well.
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Jan
@ramapo17 (smiling at you!) Yes, a grandmother's job is mostly worrying... You even worry about friends, too. Yes, Pretty and I are doing fine.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Jan
@DaddyEvil What else are we oldies suppose to do as we get older?
@amadeo (64078)
• United States
12 Jan
Oh!my yes you should be very proud there.Sweet 21.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jan
Thank you so much @amadeo. I saw him come into the world and could not be any prouder.
@amadeo (64078)
• United States
13 Jan
@ramapo17 why not you should be
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
@amadeo Thanks
@Hannihar (33216)
17 Jan
You must be so proud of him. Wow, he is going to be a Seal. That is very special.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
20 Jan
Very special but so scary too.
@Hannihar (33216)
21 Jan
@ramapo17 ok and thanks Nancy.
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@Shavkat (60444)
• Philippines
13 Jan
I can feel your excitement, my friend. Congratulations to your grandson. He did a great job.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
Thank you.
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@Shavkat (60444)
• Philippines
14 Jan
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
13 Jan
Aw. Congrats to him.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Jan
Thank you.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
13 Jan
@ramapo17 welcome
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@rheicel (7331)
• Philippines
26 Jan
Congrats to him. I know you're super proud to your grandson.
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Jan
We certainly are.
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14 Jan
that is something to be proud of. definitely
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
Thank you. We are all excited but scared at the same time.
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@moffittjc (42234)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jan
Wow, congrats to him on making it through boot camp! One step closer to becoming s SEAL!
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
Anything to keep me on the edge of my seat.
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@dgobucks226 (11600)
13 Jan
Great news! He is on his way to fulfilling his dream
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@ramapo17 (23387)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan
Yes he is. Now it is nail biting time for the rest of the family. Part of life.
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