The Defense Video & Imagery Defense System (DVIDS) posted a sweet story about a young man’s dream and the people who honored him.
Steven James attended his homeschool graduation in Rocky Mount, receiving a visitor posted at Camp Lejeune. He met Maj. LeRon Lane a couple of years earlier. Major Lane gave Steven a day as a Marine. Steven ran with it, despite the obstacles he suffered through with previous open heart surgeries.
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After Steven completed the long run, Marines and sailors roared with motivation and ran to congratulate him. “He has the heart and determination of a lion,” said Lane. “There were a lot of emotional moments; we knew that day meant something.”“I thought it was so cool to go through the obstacle courses,” said Steven. “It made me feel like a brother to everyone, and it made me feel like a Marine.”Having this experience with Marines and sailors gave him total joy and Steven says that he will never forget the day 2nd MLG made him a Marine.