SecDef Mattis Addresses VMI Corps of Cadets 25 Sep 2018

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  1. Falcon A

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    So C76706340 ... how was it sitting there listening to the SecDef?
     
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    The Corps was going crazy.

    When the RCO walked out and called the Corps to attention, all you could hear was "oorah".

    Definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
     
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    From reports in the local press he is the one that reached out ... he wanted to talk with you guys ... you could tell from the pics and the video he loved being there with you all ...
     
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    What an opportunity for VMI cadets. Wish I could have been there too...
     
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    Heard the whole thing was absolutely done right and his speech was exceptional!
     
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    My DS had the honor of standing on the side of the road as Senator McCain's funeral procession went by on its way to the grave site at USNA.
    He said that for a moment when he was 6'-0" away - the SecDef locked eyes with him - and my DS said that "he looked into my soul, and I felt a chill".

    You have to realize that this guy is referred to in our household as "Our Lord & Savior James N. Mattis". ;)
     
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