This is my nephew Erich, a senior midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy.

US Naval Academy Selection for Marine Aviation!

This week the seniors were notified what “warfare area” of the service they would be training in following graduation. Erich is very pleased to have been chosen for Marine Aviation, and his entire family—especially his Marine aviator dad and Naval veteran grandfathers—are very proud of him. I may have mentioned that Erich will be graduating as an English major. (His father is also one of the best writers I know.)

I look forward to attending Erich’s graduation next year!

*I actually have three nephews, a niece, and a goddaughter, all praiseworthy, but I’ll have to brag on the others later.