As I continue my weeklong focus on Father’s Day, I wanted to take the time to introduce you to Miguel, 33, a Latino dad who in my opinion is two times a hero: Miguel’s both a U.S. soldier and a single parent to four children.
A divorcee, Miguel was born in Mexico City and raised in Waco, Texas. He has two boys and two girls: Miguel, JR. (14), Brooke (12), Nicholas (10) and Kimberly (7). When he’s not on father duty, Miguel is a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he’s served for over 15 years. Miguel and his children live in Beaufort, South Carolina where he is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC as the Navy’s senior enlisted leader and supply chief for over 125 Marines and sailors. As if the battlefields of parenting life and the military weren’t enough, Miguel is also currently pursuing an MBA via Texas A&M University-Commerce’s distance learning program.
PapiBlogger: What circumstances led you to become a single father?
I became a single father in August of 2008. I had recently transferred from the USS George Washington after completing a small deployment in South America. (more…)