He sounds like a wonderful man - your son will truly have a guardian angel watching over him in boot camp and as he goes forward in the Navy!
Wow, what an emotional rollercoaster Kyles Mom.... best wishes to your son. Send me an email anytime you have a question or need support....or post questions here. Deepest sympathy on your grandfather's passing.
Hugs to you and wishes for safe travels and peace as your family gathers to celebrate an amazing life and shift focus to the amazing life that awaits as your son begins his next journey. Hang in there.