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Saluting the Brave: Daniel James VanOrden

Attached are a few pictures of my son, Daniel James VanOrden. The first one is of him in the Summer of 2008 when he was attending Navy bootcamp in Chicago. The second photo was from just a few months ago while he was on deployment in the Middle East.
 
Danny signed up to join the US Navy when he was a Junior at Pullman High School. He left for Navy boot camp one month after graduating in July 2008. He is currently stationed at the Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island and is learning the trade of Aviation Mechanics Mate. He has done a four month deployment in the Middle East working on surveillance aircraft  at an air station in Qatar and will most likely return in a few months. He is learning and growing as he serves his Country and is proud of the work he does. He has made me (his mother), his father and the rest of his friends and family so very proud.
 
Thank you,
Gwen Anderson
Proud Navy Mom
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