2LT Travis Street
Travis is commissioned as an Army Officer and becomes a stronger person in the process.
Kay: I heard about Sergeant C two and three times a week, Sergeant C pushed me to do that, and he pushed me to do that and I would hang up the phone and go yes, 'cause, you know, Sergeant C brought out the best in Travis, he brought out the physical abilities of Travis, he brought out the strength of his personality, he brought out so much of the confidence of Travis. He has been huge in Travis' life.
MSG Celestine: It got personal because I knew I actually took a lot of my time and effort to actually try to make a difference in his life.
Kay: Travis respected him so much and he trusted him and that made my job as a parent so much easier because I could trust what was going on over there.
MSG Celestine: When Travis Street commissioned, it was a feeling of accomplishment. I felt like wow, because there were some rough days when I thought can I actually do this, 'cause it was a challenge. This is the best feeling you can have. It's like watching your own kid grow up and leave.
Travis: Most people ask Sergeant C to give them a first salute, but I wanted to be unique, I wanted to be different, so my mom pinned one bar on and he pinned the other bar on, because those are two people that got me to the finish line.
Kay: That was an honor to pin the bars on for Travis, and he had to scoot down for me to be able to do it, because he's taller than I am. It was awesome. It was so much work to get to that point on his part and my part and Sergeant C's part, and it was just an awesome evening.
MSG Celestine: I think he's going to be a good leader. Opinionated but still reserved, and he's going to turn out to be a one of a kind.
Travis: The most rewarding part of Army ROTC is coming across that stage, taking that oath, getting my Lieutenant bars pinned on me, that's 22 years of hard work and a lifelong goal coming into fruition in a matter of five minutes.
Kay: He has developed into a stronger, better person.
Travis: My dream job is what I'm doing, is being an Army Officer.
Celestine: He did everything that he needed to do, determined that he was going to fulfill what he set out to do and he did it, you know, he did it.
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