Dear US Navy:
I give to you my son. I held him as an infant; I hugged him as a boy
and through the years he has become my pride and joy.
I love him more than I can say, his life more precious than my own, but gone are the whims and notions of the little boy I had known.
For the years have passed so quickly from the time it all began
and now he'll stand before me with the conviction of a man.
He wants to be a Sailor, he…