Shipping Out From Syracuse, NY
Our son Benjamin Jeffrey has wanted to join the Army for as long as we can remember. He turned 18 in August 2010 and on that day signed up for the Army. It’s been a long road with ups and downs, but we are very proud of our son. He shipped out to Fort Benning, GA on Thursday, January 13, 2011. He was supposed to leave on the 12th, but we were in the midst of a major storm and all flights were canceled.
This is a picture of us with Ben at the airport as we said our goodbye’s. While it’s bittersweet, we are proud of Ben who is now in Basic Training for active duty in the U.S. Army Infantry.