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Don K.

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1890 days ago

Some of you who have read my bio know, that my son is over seas in the military right now. Several months ago, his commanding officer called him into his office and told him he “Was not enlisted material” And “Needed to be a officer” and was putting him in for the Air Force academy. After several months of waiting and nail biting…we just found out today he was accepted into the academy and is “COMING HOME”!!!!!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#1 posted 1890 days ago


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 1890 days ago

Great news!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 1890 days ago

Excellent news! Now get him to help you out in the shop :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 1890 days ago

WOW Don this is great I’m so happy for you and your family.


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Don Newton

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#5 posted 1890 days ago

An officer that served in the ranks, How fortunate the men he leads will be!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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Peik Löf

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#6 posted 1890 days ago

“An officer that served in the ranks, How fortunate the men he leads will be!”

Sharpe FTW… ..

-- My signature is awesome.

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#7 posted 1890 days ago

Congrats, I too am a product of Camp USAFA so if he has any questions let me know. I have a couple local students heading there as well that I have been mentoring, it should be a good experience for him. There also was an ex-enlisted in my group and he did very well there.

I have a little Basic Training survival guide that serves as a cheat sheet as to what to expect those first couple of months so if you are interested PM me with an e-mail address and I will send it along.


-- Rich, WNY,

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#8 posted 1890 days ago

Great news indeed

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 1890 days ago

Thanks for sharing such joyous news Don. Let him know that a Lumber Jock in Chicago says thanks for all he done for his country. Best wish to the entire family Don….Blkcherry

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#10 posted 1890 days ago

Don , have a nice bottle of beer tonight, feet up and enjoy the moment. Congrats to all your family.
Although it pretty much ends the coming to England bit man :-(

-- Believe in the power of one - Evan Tanner

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#11 posted 1890 days ago

Great news Don, Congrats!! :-)) I was an appointee, but my eyes didn’t quite pass the physical, so I had to bow out :-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 1890 days ago

Hi Don

Thats great news! I am happy for your whole family!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1890 days ago

Great News (though of course we with stripes hated officers) Thank him for his service.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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Don K.

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#14 posted 1890 days ago

Thanks EVEYONE for the kind words. We are MORE than proud of him….but as far as his mother is concerned…she is just excited he is coming back state side lol !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#15 posted 1890 days ago

Fantastic. Best news parents can get…..kid is coming home

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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