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Visiting My Son at Fort Benning Georgia

Blake McFarland

Visiting My Son at Fort Benning Georgia


A few months ago, my son Blake left home to join the Army.  As difficult as it was for this mother to say goodbye, I have to say, I am so proud of him. Blake was already an amazing young man, but now - there is an extra air of maturity. 


Blake was assigned to Delta Company in basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia.  He worked really hard and it looks as though all of his effort and commitment has paid off. Blake was one out of four chosen for a Ranger contract! Can I say it one more time?? I am so proud of him!!


Over Memorial Day weekend, we visited Blake at Fort Benning. Fort Benning is close to the Alabama border and its a great area! While there, we stayed at Uchee Creek Army Campground & Marina - an absolutely beautiful place. The 385 acre park has 85 RV sites, 40 cabins, 15 chalets, tent sites, numerous recreation areas, rental facilities and a wealth of outdoor activities.We had such a great time staying there and I highly recommend it! It was the perfect place for my famly to spend time together with Blake.



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Comment balloon 6 commentsMaggie McFarland • June 05 2011 04:03PM



Let me be the first thank you to you and your son Blake.  He is the "Best of the Best."  Selected as a quite a big deal.  Go ahead!  Making the decision to join the armed forces is big one.  Please express my thanks to him and I wish him continued success. 

It is his commitment, bravery and selflessness that keep this nation free.  

Thank you for sharing your story here.


C. Lloyd McKenzie

USAF, Retired

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque almost 9 years ago

Maggie-Congratulations to you, your family, and Blake. Good luck and best wishes for him as he continues his training. Rangers lead the way.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) almost 9 years ago

Congrats to your son and to you for raising such a fine young man! I'm sure it is bitter sweet.

Have a great week!

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) almost 9 years ago

Maggie, I know you are so proud of your son!  Where would our Country be if not for extra special young men (and women) like your Blake?!  God Bless Him!

Posted by Pam Miller, Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe (Realty Associates) almost 9 years ago

Maggie, you should definately feel that pride!  Thank you for sharing this.  My daughter joined the Navy in October 2010 (Nuclear Engineering program) and although it has been strange and difficult to have her stationed so far away (South Carolina!) we are so very proud of her.  Thank you to all of our young people willing to serve and the families that support them!

Posted by Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County (Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch) almost 9 years ago

Maggie, I'm so excited for Blake.  Tell him that all of your friends here on AR are proud of him too. 

Posted by Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist (Southern Living Realty Partners) almost 9 years ago