Thursday, July 28, 2016

Both U.S. Vice Presidential Candidates Have Sons Serving In The Marines

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, joins his son, Marine 2nd Lt. Michael J. Pence, second from left, along with Maj. Geoffry M. Hollopeter, left, Recruiting Station Indianapolis commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. Ronald E. Neff, right, RS Indianapolis sergeant major, during Michael Pence's Officer Candidate School graduation aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia March 20, 2015. Michael Pence received his commission through OCS after graduating from Purdue University in 2014. Photo By: Sgt Tyler S. Mitchell Both Vice Presidential Candidates Have Marine Sons

In a presidential race filled with sharp contrasts, both party's tickets have at least one thing in common: Both Democratic vice presidential pick Tim Kaine and Republican running mate Mike Pence have sons who are junior Marine officers.

Pence's son Michael, 23, is a newly minted second lieutenant currently in entry-level flight school, assigned to Training Command, Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21, out of Pensacola, Florida, Training Command spokesman Capt. Joshua Pena told

Kaine's son Nathaniel, 26, is an infantry officer and foreign security force adviser assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, out of Camp Lejeune, II Marine Expeditionary Force spokeswoman Capt. Kendra Motz said.

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WNU Editor: Their lives are about to experience a major change (if not already) in the coming months.

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