It has always struck Battleland as a little strange how many sailors come from middle America, far from the nation’s coasts. Here’s the latest example, from Mansfield, Texas.
It’s written by Amanda Rogers for the Mansfield News-Mirror about her son, and brings home the shiver only a parent can feel when she sees her child in a U.S. military uniform for the first time:
The baby who wasn’t supposed to be born, the child who they didn’t know if he would be able to learn, is now a part of the greatest Navy in the history of the world.
Congratulations, Seaman Alex Kowalski.
(Full column here.)
h/t Bob Cox