Like Father, Like Son: The Unexpected Patch

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan ­— April 1 is typically recognized as the playful day known as April Fools’ Day. It is a traditional day that some historians date back to the 1500s and is often filled with pranks and laughs. However this particular day at Fort Riley, Kansas, home of The Big Red One, brought a moment of pride for one Soldier. A moment that was far from a prank and much more of an honor, and was a fitting first day of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Month of the Military Child.