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Bragging on my Son again!

Old 08-24-2015, 09:02 PM
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For those of you who know me you are used to this... lol


Just went to Blacksburg this weekend for the New Cadet Parade. My son is a sophomore this year majoring in Physics and is a Cadet with the Corp there at Tech. He also plays trombone in the Corp Regimental Band, also known as the Highty Tighties. I can remember like yesterday him being just a small kid and the day we got our first RC Airplane. He has grown so much and become a fine young man and leader.

As a sophomore he has been selected to be a Staff band member leading his Brass section. He is also a mentor to 2 freshman cadets and was selected as the Commander of the Field special weapons training unit for the AFROTC unit there.

When I see all that is wrong with this world I know there is still hope for us because of young men and women like these who choose to actually earn something in college by learning and practicing leadership at the highest level of professionalism.

Proud of you Son.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:57 PM
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Bill, you have some fine kids.

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Old 08-25-2015, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Paul.

How are you doing bud? Haven't talked with you in quite a while.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:15 PM
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Cool!!!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:45 PM
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Here they are playing the National anthem at the parade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN1u9a1-NH8
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:46 PM
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Fine Young Man!!!
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:54 PM
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And here is their sound off during the parade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXPyvfGSAns
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
Fine Young Man!!!
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That he is Steve. You and a lot of other fellow flyers had a lot more to do with his growing up than you might think. Thanks for being who you are and contributing to his growth at SEFF.
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:34 AM
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The USAF academy missed out on getting an outstanding young man. Glad he's doing so well Bill!
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
The USAF academy missed out on getting an outstanding young man. Glad he's doing so well Bill!
Thanks Don.

I actually think this was the better option for him anyway. He has the best of both worlds, the military academy portion of the corp yet the education part is co mingled with the regular civilian students. Gives them a more well rounded education.

(and he is closer to home)
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:38 AM
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Just awesome man! Not much else to say, lol. AWESOME!

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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Just awesome man! Not much else to say, lol. AWESOME!

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Thanks Mike.

Remember this plane? We flew the poo out of this bird. it moved on to a new home last spring at our swap meet. I got my 1/4 scale cub and a guy made me an offer I couldn't refuse on this one.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:13 AM
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[QUOTE=firemanbill;979930]Thanks Mike.

Remember this plane? We flew the poo out of this bird. it moved on to a new home last spring at our swap meet. I got my 1/4 scale cub and a guy made me an offer I couldn't refuse on this one.[/QUOTE
Glad you got some use out of her, lol. It's so good to be back. You're boy sure has grown, lol.
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grown he has, into a man, not just in height or stature but maturity beyond his years.

https://vimeo.com/64024548
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
grown he has, into a man, not just in height or stature but maturity beyond his years.

https://vimeo.com/64024548
Too cool man.
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Yeah that was a real proud papa moment for sure.

We took ground school together as a Christmas present to him right after his 16th birthday. We couldn't both afford to take lessons so I let him pursue his dream. He is going to make a fine pilot somewhere after school for sure.
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