Great Day at Great Lakes IL
My grandson, Tony John Adzima, graduated from Boot Camp
on August 9th 2013.
Once again, America can sleep well. For the third time in history,
an ADZIMA has assumed the watch.
The last time I was there was February 1966. Quite a bit has changed, but the Mission is still the same,
creating the greatest sailors in the world.
The drill hall ready for graduation.
Tony's ship was the USS Marvin Shields, Division 296
The marker was for family members to find seats in front
of their sailor's division.
State flag bearers waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Ditto for the Drill Team.
Hurry-up and wait.
Some things never change.
Finally, Tony's Division arrives. The black things they are carring are their raincoats.
The drill team ready to perform.
The events in front of the reviewing stand were projected on screen.
The State flags on parade. A state flag was present for each state which had a sailor graduating.
Reviewing the troops.
It's hard to pick out one person when they are all dressed the same, and with bad hair cuts.
Tony is circled.
Then finally "Liberty Call"
Mom (Nicole) greets her new Sailor.
Boot Camp Buddies.