Got a call from my basic today!!!

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  1. Dadandgrad

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    Basic was at airfield and his ride up in the Wings of Blue aircraft was canceled due to lightning. One of the upperclassmen loaned his phone and I got 2 minutes of talk time with my basic! Yea! This evening I thought it would be nice to thank the unknown hero who made both our days. I thought of the "real men of genius" Bud Light commercials (view some on youtube if you need the connection) and I sent this text:

    Bud Light presents real men of genius. Today we salute you, Mr. BCT cadre who loans his phone so a basic can call home. Donating your minutes so a parent can hear their son speak live ("Hi Dad!") and so a proud parent can speak live to their son rather than write a letter they won't get for 5 days ("We're proud of you! You can do it!") Yes, sometimes it's the little things in life that make the difference. So crack open a Bud Light (if you're 21) and thank you, Mr. BCT cadre who loans his phone so a basic can call home.

    Guess what? A few minutes later I got a reply:

    It was a pleasure. And I am not a BCT cadre but a cadet parachute instructor. Thanks for the thank you. I'm cracking a corona right now.

    Priceless!
     
  2. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    Nice. I was never lucky enough to get a phone to call home besides doolie day in, but several of my buddies got a cell phone to use from LRC cadre or during their glider ride.
     
  3. 2011's Mom

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    DadandGrad - that's classy! Great that you got the call and I loved your text! Very nice ... Hat's off to you!
     
  4. onlyplaying

    onlyplaying 2014 Cadet Mom

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    I'm sure that was a nice surprise. And the instructor does deserve a beer.
     
  5. Seamonkeydo

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    I love those commercials. Way to think fast on your feet.
     
  6. OBXmom

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    I agree with 2011s mom...that's class DadandGrad! My son is in Aggressors also, and I was fortunate enough to get a call too. Priceless is a good word. I am ashamed to say that until I read your post, I had not come down from the high of receiving the phone call long enough to realize how grateful I should be to the owner of the phone!!! I bow down in respect DadandGrad...
    :thumb:
     
  7. falconchic88

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    haha, I love it DadandGrad! Great way to thank the instructor! Lucky you for the priceless phone call which reminds me of another commercial...
     
  8. laxfan17

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    I agree great job thanking the cadre for phone use. Those phone calls are so precious!!:thumb:
     
  9. fly boy

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    I agree. My hat is off to you, Mr. Instructor. That's awesome!
     

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