both boys are navy. one is a jet mechanic. after 3 cruises on carriers, he's now on dry land in ca. the other is a brand new ensign. he caught a ship out of san diego, and is floating around out there somewhere. both chose to follow in their fathers footsteps and stay on the blue side. i tried to convince them that rolling about in the dirt and going weeks at a time without a shower, was lots of fun. they didn't buy it :)
at the moment, i am glad they are doing what they are doing. i never worried about my own safety, either in field hospitals, or with the Marines, but i do worry about them.
how old are your kids?