FORT KNOX, Ky. – 9th Regiment, Advanced Camp (CLC) Cadets were reunited with loved ones during Family Day in Waybur Theater Aug. 10.
Family Day for 9th Regiment began with presentations from Col. Lance Oskey, Task Force Warrior Commander, and Regimental Training Officer Lt. Col. Jason Freidt, Professor of Military Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, accompanied by photo and video footage of the Cadets during their 30-day training. After a quick question and answer session, family members were released to meet their Cadets outside Waybur theater.
Jim and Donna Schultz, parents of Cdt. Ryan Schultz, Roger Williams University, were happy to see family day arrive.
“We’re very anxious and excited to see him. I know it’s been very hot and muggy out here and he’s ready to get something good to eat, that was his first request,” Jim Shultz said. “Our oldest son was also a graduate of ROTC. Ryan loves it and ROTC has been fantastic for our family. We couldn’t be prouder of our boys.”
Cadets were reunited with family in a flurry of hugs and smiles, ready to spend the day with their families before graduation the following day.
Dee Dee and Raymond Jones, grandmother and father of Cdt. Raymond Lewis Jones Jr., Tarleton State University, said that their Cadet is carrying on the family tradition.
“He’s fourth generation military and we’re really proud of him. We’re happy he decided to join the military and we support him,” Dee Dee said. “I’m just anxious to see him and hug his neck and take him out to eat!”
9th Regiment Cadets graduate Aug. 11 and will return to their respective universities for the next school year.