First-rate moment: Amboy native promoted; daughter, 4, gets to pin her dad
DIXON — Since he signed up for the Army National Guard, Johnny O’Brien had his sights set on this day.
In front of family, friends and colleagues Wednesday at the Dixon Armory, where his service started 17 years ago, the Amboy native was promoted to first sergeant of company recruiting for the Army National Guard.
Making the day even more special, his 4-year-old daughter, Samantha Nauman, pinned the stripes on O’Brien’s uniform, slapping the Velcroed stripes to his chest and bringing his dream to fruition.
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