Originally Posted by GMG
I think it's in the genes, her dad was 1st Cav. during Desert Shield/Storm.
Used to be a pretty common thing to see families where every generation served in one way or another. You still see it, but it seems to be more rare.
My family is one such family, though not ever member has served and personally I think we do not put enough emphasis on it. My grandfather served, my uncles served, I served. My father was a private contractor during Vietnam as a pilot so he served in his own way. But the next generation seems to have no interest in doing so. My nephew could have attended an academy. His father had the political connections and he had the grades. He just lacked interest. It's disappointing, but you don't want to tell them that. It's their life and you want them to know you support them.
In any case, I can imagine you are extremely proud of both your son and granddaughter. As you should be. You're a lucky man.