I recently had an opportunity to visit San Diego, California on the occasion of my oldest son’s graduation from Marine Corps Basic Training. What a great time! I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of all my children, but for now I will focus on my oldest son and his accomplishment. He endured thirteen weeks of the world’s toughest basic military training. Endured, and excelled. He’s a reservist and has travelled back to College for his senior year. Next summer will he’ll complete the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.