"On Monday, I received a text from the United States Marines asking me if Peyton had interest in joining the Marines after high school next year.
I had a little laugh, a moment of sadness, and then responded and thanked him for reaching out. I thanked him for his service and explained that Peyton was a child with special needs and would not qualify. He texted back and said, 'No problem, ma’am. Would Peyton like any stickers or a t-shirt from the Marines?' I told him Peyton would be honored to wear a USMC t-shirt. He said he would make sure he got one.
I assumed he meant he would drop it in the mail. He did not; he hand delivered Peyton’s t-shirt to him today! Meet Staff Sergeant Anthony Sandoval United States Marine! Thank you Sgt. Sandoval, you are a true Marine and we are grateful to have met you today."
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