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Dan (Zach's Dad)
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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
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Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am an Army Veteran - My son took after his Grandfather and went Seabee's and has made us all proud!
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Proud Army Veteran, Desert Storm Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, Iraqi Freedom Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is currently serving
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Our family if VERY proud that he is serving and protecting this country!!
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Ship 04 - Div 076...

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 6:48pm 7 Comments

Hey there.. are there any other dads out there with their kids in this unit?

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At 8:42pm on July 24, 2010, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Thanks Dan! It's the efforts of our great members that make Navydads such a great place to spend some time!
At 7:25pm on July 24, 2010, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Thanks for sending them our way. Quickest way for us to grow is word of mouth, so Bravo Zulu for a job well done.
At 9:19am on February 22, 2010, Midwest dad said…
I got a message from my son on Friday..he passed his eye exam so keeps his SEAL contract!! thanks for your support and words.
At 12:55pm on February 17, 2010, Dan (Zach's Dad) said…
Sheila.. Yea, I was Army (87-91) 3/325th Airborne Battalion Combat Team... (vicenza, Italy).. so the navy stuff is all a learning curve for me!!! ranks / rates.. schools.. ect.. lol...

Congrats on the Military Family you have ~ Thank you! I stayed at the Navy Lodge.. the girls at the front desk were REAL helpful.. and HIGHLY recommend taking a taxi to PIR.. ask them for Danny's card.. he was awesome.. call thursday when you get there to reserve a ride friday am... .its 3.00 a person.. and he takes you there and back! :)
At 12:51pm on February 17, 2010, sheilathom1 said…
We are going to PIR. My husband is retired AF and I'm still in so we are staying at the Navy Lodge. All nukes have long schools and as far as I know are promoted the same. I'm not familiar with Navy promotions because I am AF and my older son is Army. I will soon however learn more about the Navy through my son. I thought tech school (same as Navy A school) was worse than BC. We had more marching and more inspections there than we did at BC. As long as you live on base there are always inspections.
At 12:04pm on February 17, 2010, sheilathom1 said…
We have PIR on 5 March. He's doing good, he was in really good shape when he joined and has been helping others in his division with PT. He went in for Nuclear Ground but since he's been at BC he has decided that he is going to go Nuclear Subs. I'm waiting to see what made him change his mind. How is your son doing?
At 9:26am on January 29, 2010, sheilathom1 said…
Your son Zack looks like a young man who is in a picture from my son's graduation from Oakcrest High School. Are you from New Jersey? My son is currently at boot camp.
At 9:18pm on December 21, 2009, John V. said…
Dan - hang in there your call will come along with more letters I'm the meantime check out the snow sculpture I made to let my son know I miss him.
At 9:28pm on December 19, 2009, clay H said…
Worse we got a call... shes havinga rough time, hips bothering her she's on light duty.. I think its a lot of home sick, she was crying.... because of the light duty she wont be able to clear her run until Monday, when she turns 20 and they drop the stardards of what they expect from her... I told her to set her standards, meet them or exceed them.... I also asked where she wanted to lead from the front of the platoon or the back.... I do believe that she'll be ok, wejust keep writting and sending mail with a count down on it...
At 8:12pm on December 18, 2009, MarkM said…
Thanks Dan! It was great to get a letter from him. It sounds like he has the right attitude...the harder they work them, the better and stronger sailors they will be. He spoke about the pride he felt the first time he put his uniform on and saw US Navy and his name side by side. That's pretty cool.


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