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  •  My nephew went to Annapolis (3+ / 0-)
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    Apost8, ek hornbeck, ColoTim

    I was extremely annoyed with him one summer. All of the midshipmen go out and work on a real Navy vessel doing real Navy things. He was very close to the top of his class and senior in the hierarchy so he really could have done anything. He had the option of working on the Constitution for the summer and chose some dumb flight training thing instead. I get that he wanted to fly and get into flight school but still.

    How cool would it be to be able to say you served on the oldest ship in the Navy? Kids these days! No sense of history. He was appalled at my attitude until he'd actually been in the Navy for a few years. He finally toured the ship and acknowledged that, while short-sighted about his career goals, I wasn't entirely insane and it would have been cool.

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