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My brother's boy Josh went into the Army National Guard about a decade ago, served a few tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and then decided he wanted to be a pilot. He just graduated flight school and was promoted from an NCO to a Warrant Officer.

The attached photo is Josh and my brother Hugh who had the honor of pinning Josh's new rank on at the promotion ceremony.

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Damn straight I'm proud.

Check out the cabbage on the kids chest

Top to bottom

Expert Infantryman's Badge

Purple Heart

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal x2

Kosovo Campaign Medal

Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terror Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

NCO Development Ribbon (2nd Award)

Army Service Ribbon

Army overseas service ribbon w/one oak leaf cluster

Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon

Nato Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

Pathfinder Badge.

He might not be a ranger or SF, but the EIB and Pathfinder badge tells us he's little bit of a badass.

The only thing I'm disappointed about is the fact there aren't any jump wings there. Oh well, guess he's not as crazy as his uncle was. He prefers to fly it instead of jumping out of it.



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Very impressive Mike.

Congratulations to all.

I'm so very proud of those who have and do serve to protect us. I was not able to serve due to medical (Type 1 diabetic) and was very depressed when I could not join any of the military branches.

I'm humbled daily by so many of you have have and continue to serve today.

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