LeMay took on the crucible, a 45 mile hike through the California mountains, and he graduated with 400 other recruits from across the country, before coming home for ten days.
"Even down there, when you're in training, you feel fulfillment everyday, whether it's cleaning the bathrooms or sitting there scrubbing away, you still feel that fulfillment because you know what you're doing matters. And that's the main reason why I wanted to do it,” LeMay said.
The pride is a feeling you can get on the base. Families are invited to San Diego to see their recruits the day before graduation. For them, it's a chance to see their recruit for the first time in months.
"Once I saw him, I could see like the pride on his face, and all of that, and it was pretty incredible,” LeMay said.
The pride is so strong, that now his sister is looking to join.