Saturday, March 20, 2021

Bad Granddad


My grandson Connor is about halfway through Basic at Fort Jackson, SC.  I sent him a big bag of M&Ms. Seems those are regarded as “contraband” and brought scrutiny from his Drill Instructors. My bad! The contraband goes into a “personal” bag until he graduates. He tells me he is looking forward to eating them.

AIT will be training as a mechanic on Armored Equipment which will lead to being a diesel mechanic as a civilian plus the Guard will help with his college.

He graduates Basic April 29th. At the moment Fort Jackson is closed due to Kong Flu. Hope that changes; I want to be there as I was for his father.

He becomes a fifth generation soldier.

Great great Uncle Leonard White served as a Cavalryman during WWI fighting the Mexican border war.

Great grandfather Bob White, Quartermaster, Army/Army Air force, WWII CBI

Grandfather Frank White, Combat Engineer 1963-1966, Germany

 Father Travis White, Combat Medic, Afghanistan

 Connor is a good man. His father would be proud.



Old NFO said...

Congrats to him and the family for continuing the family business!

drjim said...

Yes, big congrats to Connor and family.

At least you didn't send him a jelly donut....

Well Seasoned Fool said...

He is a good kid.


Coffeypot said...

Proud on any young man that takes the oath. Especially when it comes from a loyal and parotic family. BZ all aroung.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you.

LSP said...

Respect and Congrats.

Well done that boy.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you.

Greybeard said...

My hopes for the survival of our country remain ONLY because of men like Connor.
A very small percentage or our parents still know how to raise honorable kids.
Kudos, WSF.
Tell him we're all proud of him.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you. His father would be proud.