Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s son, Patrick Daley, prompted by a lifelong desire to serve in the military, will soon report to active duty as an enlisted soldier in the Army’s regular airborne infantry.
Daley, 29, graduated with honors in June from the University of Chicago with a master’s degree in business and could have pursued lucrative job offers from investment banking or private equity firms. But instead, he decided to join the Army — and as an enlisted man.
Good for him…
Semi-related – Last week Chicago Bull legend Michael Jordan’s older brother, Sgt. Maj. James R. Jordan asked to stay in the Army for a year beyond his mandatory retirement date so he could complete a deployment to Iraq with the 35th Signal Brigade. The elder Jordan is profiled in The Fayetteville TImes & Democrat.