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    This is Second Lieutenant Alix Schoelcher Idrache, a Haitian-American immigrant, who was overwhelmed with emotion as he graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point last week.

    He described the powerful moment in his own words:

    “At this moment, I was overwhelmed with emotions. Three things came to mind and led to those tears. The first is where I started. I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me. The second is where I am. Men and women who have preserved the very essence of the human condition stood in that position and took the same oath. Men who preserved the Union in a dark period of this country’s history. Men who scaled the face of adversity and liberated Europe from fascism and Nazism. Women like CPT Griest, LT Haver, MAJ Jaster who rewrote the narrative and challenged the status quo to prove themselves worthy of being called Rangers. The third is my future. Shortly after leave, I will report to Ft. Rucker to start flight school. Knowing that one day I will be a pilot is humbling beyond words. I could not help but be flooded with emotions knowing that I will be leading these men and women who are willing to give their all to preserve what we value as the American way of life. To me, that is the greatest honor. Once again, thank you.”







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    A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.

    - Rudyard Kipling

    #2
    Very few understand the pride you have to serve. To serve and protect as an immigrant I understand.

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      #3
      More like that guy and less of this guy:
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      SHADAP VARMINT!

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        #4
        Its great to see pride like that, he is an inspiration

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          #5
          Beautiful sentiments and his tears really got to me as well. God bless him.

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            #6
            Anyone can be a patriot. God bless him in all his endeavors.

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              #7
              Good luck Lieutenant

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                #8
                Nothing but respect for him, well done.

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                  #9
                  I teared up when the drill instructor put that Eagle Globe and Anchor in my hand and called me Marine for the first time. Good for him. It shows respect for the lineage of which you are now a part.

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