Good (time of day that you're reading this), 

My name's Nick DeChane; I'm a 22 year old college student at RIT and I'm a partially trained Marine Corps officer candidate. I come from a rural town in Western New York. I grew up there with my six sisters and three brothers, I'm the third oldest. I've read AoM for awhile, but didn't join until about a month ago. I wanted to get more involved in the AoM community and to start that off I'm reading all the posts in the archive from the beginning until now. I also have been listening to all of the podcasts. I learned a lot of what I know about manliness from my father and grandfather, both of who where in the military. My grandma used to call me a gentleman and a scholar, she passed away in February and I made a personal vow to live up to that; in order to honor her. This site has been a great resource in keeping that vow. 

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Welcome!  Sounds like your mother was a great woman, with high aspirations for her son.

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