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Awe Inspiring Race to the Finish Line

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by usnabgo08, May 26, 2012.

  1. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 5-Year Member

    Jul 15, 2007
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    MIDN Kevin Hillery will be one of the Class of 2012 graduates on Tuesday, and while not receiving a commission, his story of overcoming a life-threatening obstacle and his shipmates, who helped him cheat death, is truly remarkable.

    Please see the following link: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland...79376/14225414/-/item/1/-/h0hk2h/-/index.html

    To all of the other Class of 2012 graduates-to-be, their parents/friends/loved-ones, congratulations on surviving the USNA journey....but buckle up because the ride isn't over yet! Fair winds and following seas and Semper Fi!
  2. 2012mom?

    2012mom? 5-Year Member

    Sep 1, 2007
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    Kevin received a well-deserved standing ovation as he made his way up the ramp to receive his diploma. His classmates initiated it, but the entire stadium gave him a rousing cheer.

    Thanks for your congratulations, jadler. My new Ensign says the whole reality still hasn't sunk in yet. She said it still feels like any summer training, and it probably will until she reports to nuke school.

    After Commissioning, we made one last trip onto the Yard for a last Mid Store run. This mom enjoyed watching the gate guard give the new Ensign her first "non-paid" salute!
  3. USNA2016Dad

    USNA2016Dad 5-Year Member

    Dec 4, 2011
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    The Best

    This is the best post I've read on this forum. Thanks for sharing.:thumb:

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