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    Posted April 7, 2014 by
    Waco, Texas
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    My Army Soldier

    I want to wish a Happy 20th Birthday to my only child, my son, Pvt. Andrew Keith Morgan. Andrew is currently serving in the US Army stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas. I cannot wish him a Happy Birthday on the actual day April 13th as he is on a 30 day training mission, with no outside contact. I just want everyone to know how proud I am of him and all our Military personnel. We lost Andrew's Dad 4 years ago, but I know he is watching and is an Angel that sits on Andrew's shoulder everyday keeping him safe. Joining the Military I feel is an awesome and hard decision for alot of kids to make. My son went into the Army when he was 18, a very rebellious and fiesty boy. Andrew has come out of this experience as a very well mannered and unselfish man. Before joining it was all about him, now it's all about others, constantly worrying about me in particular. Every time I get to see him he changes, his attitude, his looks and his total makeup. When he left for basic alot of folks said he will never make it, the Army will break him down and send him home. Well for those doubters, he has made it and continues to do so. Never hesitates to say "I love you Mom", something that in the beginning was hard for him. Now when I get a call or see his sweet face, "Hey Mom, I love you are you hanging tuff for me?" It's hard letting go, but I can say I am one "Proud Army Mom". Go Army, Army, Strong!
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