You remember correctly. It was the Comm. He flew a USNA flag over his house for their graduation.If memory serves, a relatively recent bigwig at USMA — the commandant, perhaps — had two daughters attending USNA. I recall them being interviewed prior to an Army-Navy Game. So if anyone was qualified to lead the support group, it would be him. (Hopefully someone comes along to check my recollection.)
Demonstrates the great mutual respect among those who’ve actually worn the uniform. And underlines the notion that only those who’ve actually worn the uniform are entitled to talk trash about other branches.You remember correctly. It was the Comm. He flew a USNA flag over his house for their graduation.
I remember a comment from Peyton and Eli Manning’s mom, who said, “I root for whoever has the ball.”I will just say, it cuts both ways. Both myself and my father went Marines. Four generations of USNA behind us. DS #1 went USCG (I attribute that to neighbor becoming 1st female Supe. - and anomaly.) But, I still had two boys left interested the an academy. Both went USMA! The DS #2 was very close to an uncle (USMA class of 89 grad) that was killed in Afghanistan an a big storyteller of time at West Point. Boys #2 and #3 are very close and once DS #2 decided on USMA then DS #3 had to be there as well. And, yes, the last two had USNA offers as well. I am still very proud at their choices, just a little conflicted around Navy/Army time….
I feel for all of you with traitor children. Imagine our deep grief when our son chose a service academy over Michigan. So humiliating.