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A Father’s Day Special: Filling Your Father’s Shoes

Photography by Heaton Johnson V Photography | 703-853-7119 My father purchased two pairs of Nettleton shoes in Washington, DC in March of 1970 after graduating from Marine Corps Security Guard (MSG), AKA “Embassy School”.  He purchased the shoes to wear with suits for formal occasions when the dress blue uniform wasn't appropriate.  Often, this was when meeting foreign dignitaries and heads of state.  For the next 18 years, he carried the shoes around the world while stationed at American embassies in Ireland, Portugal, and Vatican City.  In between embassy assignments, he (and the shoes) traveled to London (England), California, Illinois, Budapest (Hungary), North Carolina, Keflavik (Iceland), Virginia, and Oklahoma. In 1988, my father retired from the Marine Corps and [...]