My son Seaman Recruit Joshua M. Huffman is currently attending basic training at the Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes Illinois. I want to tell everyone that I am one proud dad. My sons decision to join the Navy was met with great pride. It is a strange feeling when your child is so far away, and it is a tough change for our family. Joshua is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and achieved the highest rank in the history of his JROTC program in high school. Joshua graduates on August 22nd, and I am trying to gather the funding to make the trip. I had been a dislocated worker for several months and working again, and trying to pay up debts. My wife and I are very anxious to see our son. We are a family of six, three sons and one daughter, but due to finances can only take one person with us to see our son graduate. I have vowed that whatever it takes, and if no one else can go, Mon and Dad will be there on that very special day. We live in Rockport, Texas and the drive is over 1,300 miles, but with God on our side, we will prevail. With all that said, I would like to give a shout out to my son Joshua Huffman of Rockport, Texas. He is in his fourth week of basic training for the United States Navy at Navy Training Center, Great Lakes Illinois. I am so Very proud of you, and Thank You for choosing to serve this great Nation. We Love you and will see you at graduation ! Bravo Zulu
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