“I’m a Marine, Dad!” Terminally Ill Boy Becomes Honorary Marine

Conservative Firing Line | 1/12/2019 | Staff
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Six year old Alec Rubio struggles with motor skills and has lost most most of his vision. He was diagnosed in June of 2018 with ALD or adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare disorder that has no cure. But one thing he has never lost: his love of the military. His uncle, Warrant Officer Brandon Cain, a utility and motor transport maintenance officer with MWCS-38, decided to set up a special time for Alec: to make him an honorary Marine.

They had to do it soon. The Corps had less than a month to set it up. Alec was scheduled to go into the hospital in January and be in for a long time. The Marine Corps worked it out within 2 weeks so that Alec could become part of their brotherhood. So at Miramar, California, in a special event, his dream was realized.

Alec - Place - Front - Officer - MWCS-38

Alec took his place in front of the commanding officer of MWCS-38, Lt. Col. Koichi Takagi, who kneeled down and took Alec’s small hand into his own and pressed the unit’s challenge coin into his hand.

“Alec, this coin means that...
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