Last night the grandkids came for a sleep-over before I leave town. They always come with the one question that only a grandmother can answer. This time the question was about their Dad, "Gammy, How do you make a Marine?"
That's a pretty easy question to answer in the case of their Dad. You start with a child born the last of 4 boys, and the smallest. Those 2 facts will control most of what he will do in life, the biggest bike, the tallest tree climb, the longest run, the toughest military.