Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Candidate Jones’ Guest

I once had lunch with a Marine Captain at The Ohio State University’s Naval ROTC. He told me that, after his class of officer candidates had finished their course and were about to participate in their graduation ceremony, their senior training officer asked them if anyone had any VIP guests.

Candidate Jones spoke up and said, “Yes, my father will be attending.” That’s when he mentioned his father was General James Jones, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.

It made me proud to be an American. Going through Marine OCS, the Commandant’s son got the same training as everyone else.

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