My best friend has raised two wonderful boys whom we are very close to. James, the oldest son, is an officer in the Navy aboard the USS Hawes. I have known him since he was grade school, and even back then all he could talk about was wearing the uniform and joining the Navy. His ship is currently at port for a few days in Mobile, a tradition for the start of Mardi Gras. We are very proud of him - as he represents the best of the best of the young people in this great country. He made the local news down there and I felt compelled to share the video. He is the one explaining damage done to the ship during a recent deployment, as well as their future mission. We can all be proud of all of these tremendous young people who serve our country with such great pride - and we should thank them at every opportunity we get.
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