Sobering Words

After graduating from Army Officer Candidate School Josh spent two weeks at home, assigned to a local recruitment office.  “Recruiting” did not require that he break a sweat, a nice break after six months of Basic Combat Training and OCS.  He left for Fort Gordon, GA yesterday.  He has six more months of training and then the Army will deploy him somewhere.

I’ve heard Josh recite the Soldier’s Creed with fellow graduates a few times.  With each hearing it hits me differently.   These words have stayed with me from the OCS ceremony:

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

Hearing your child utter these words is profoundly different emotionally than reading them on the page.

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