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A Walla Walla Army Cadet Meets the President

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KENNEWICK, Wa.,--Cadet David Dryden was one of 23 Army ROTC Cadets, who along with other military cadets and midshipmen, took part in the first ever joint commissioning ceremony in Washington. Dryden talked about what it was like to meet President Bush.

"It was very amazing, ugh, almost unbelievable to be in the ugh, in the same room as him, but it was overall just a wonderful experience," said Dryden.

Cadet Dryden also mentioned certain qualities he feels a soldier should have when heading into battle.

"You have to be that one person that volunteers for the duty that nobody else wants, you have to be hard worker, and you just have to have integrity," said Dryden.

Raised with a farming background, Dryden says a lot of kids are probably debating whether or not to serve their country. Dryden says go for it!

"For those young, young, farmkids and ranchers out-there just like me, if their interested in joining the ROTC, i'd just say that it, it presents a challenge," said Dryden. I think a lot of us young people are looking for a challenge out-there. You'll get that challenge from ROTC."