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    On or about 01 May 2015 I will have the distinguished honor to pin Majors Insignia on my Son, Eric at Offut Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska. I am particularly pleased and proud of him as he continues an exemplary career in the Air Force. Among his many accomplishments was volunteering for a Special Forces Mission in Afghanistan a couple of years ago and being awarded the Air Force Officer of the Year Award formerly at his assignment at (Formerly) Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York.

    Eric- I can not explain in words how very proud of you I am. I consider myself one of the luckiest Fathers in the United States who has a sibling in the Armed Forces. I wish you many years of continued success.

    God Speed, My Son.
    Lovingly, Dad

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    Sh*t hot Mark, those are some great news! Please congratulate your son for me!!!!! Go Air Force!!!!! Next month will be 33 years for me....getting old in this young man Air Force.

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    How proud are you!!!! That is great news! Congratulations to Eric.
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    Great stuff. He'll be a LC before you know it. Pass along my congrats from someone who grew up with a Command fighter pilot for a Dad.

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    A salute to Eric!

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    Congratulations to Eric on a fine record of achievement! I know you are a proud papa, Mark. Enjoy the opportunity to pin his Major Insignia.
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    Congratulations Eric and to you Mark. And Eric, Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark81253 View Post
    On or about 01 May 2015 I will have the distinguished honor to pin Majors Insignia on my Son, Eric at Offut Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska. I am particularly pleased and proud of him as he continues an exemplary career in the Air Force. Among his many accomplishments was volunteering for a Special Forces Mission in Afghanistan a couple of years ago and being awarded the Air Force Officer of the Year Award formerly at his assignment at (Formerly) Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York.

    Eric- I can not explain in words how very proud of you I am. I consider myself one of the luckiest Fathers in the United States who has a sibling in the Armed Forces. I wish you many years of continued success.

    God Speed, My Son.
    Lovingly, Dad
    My good friend Mark,
    I cannot express the incredible feeling that must be going through your body with this great honour and achievement and well done Eric.
    As a father who is very proud of my two sons and daughter I can feel how strongly this all means to you.
    Hold your head up high with proudness and give Eric a hug from me

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    The ceremony was conducted last Friday at Offut Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska at the United States Strategic Command Officers Club. It was one of the rare times when I can get together with all four Sons. Eric's lovely wife Rachel assisted me this time with the pinning on. I am sure His Mother was with us all looking down from heaven smiling and filled with as much pride as I was. With God's grace I will be around to pin on his silver oak leaves and eventually his eagles.

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    God Bless
    Mark
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    If You Can Not Stand Behind Our Troops, please Feel Free To Stand In Front Of Them!


    'No arsenal, no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'

    -- Ronald Reagan

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    Very nice Mark, congratulations to you and the new Maj.

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