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Jim Roper '68 and Son Jesse

Talk about a range of emotions. That’s Jim Roper ’68 and his son Jesse at Fort Carson in Colorado. Jesse is on the way to Iraq and Jim was there to send him off.

I think I know Jim well enough to know that he is immensely proud of his son. And absolutely thrilled that Jesse is serving in the Armed Forces, just like his father. But I also know that Jim’s a great Dad and its tough for any Dad to send his son off to war. I think I know what Jim is thinking – Jim would want to go in his place.