For those who didn't know, our oldest son Tyler joined the Tennessee National Guard 6-7 months ago. He departed on Jan. 5th for basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. Our family traveled to Fort Knox last week (still driving the van that God provided for us last year) to witness his graduation and to spend a really great day with him.
Leaving him was very hard, but was something that we had to do. He is now at another US Military installation receiving advanced individual training in the job that he has chosen (which is non-combat related).
We are very proud of Tyler, and of the decision he made in joining the Guard. He is a very remarkable son, and an even more remarkable Soldier.
Here is a photo of him that was taken on his graduation day. We are very proud of him.