Young Guardian of the Republic: Henry Correa – Wise Beyond His Years

At age 17, Henry is wise beyond his years and has so many accomplishments that they cannot all be listed here.

Henry will be the first one to tell you that he didn’t grow up in a bubble. He himself points out that growing up in a rough area of Las Vegas offered plenty of opportunity to take off in the wrong direction but he says he saw what substance abuse did to others and he made a conscious decision to avoid that life. Amazingly, since making that decision, Henry has avoided  the pitfalls most teenagers fall into. Henry’s life is proof that no matter what situation you are born into success is possible with the right decisions.

Henry involved himself in church where he has become a youth leader. “Religious faith is one of the major parts of my life. My faith has helped me through so many hard times in my life, and I’m incredibly thankful for it.”

Henry also joined the Air Force JROTC program, “JROTC is the foundation of most of my accomplishments. The JROTC program has taught me attention to detail, tenacity, professionalism, discipline, and even respect for others.” Henry is a member of the JROTC National Championship exhibition drill team and was selected as Commander of the team his senior year. He commands Color Guard as a fill in, and commands the flag folding team that performs at the local American Legions and  at home games for sporting events. Henry has been chosen to attend Boys State this year. He is also a member of the Honor Society.

Henry credits his love for the United States and God, and talks with his dad for his success in life. “My dad would tell me stories about himself as a child, and within those stories there was always a moral. It’s these stories that keep me going and have taught me so much, if it weren’t for just these simple stories, I don’t know where I would be.”

“My future goal is to join the military, whether it’s enlisted or as an officer, I want to help protect and serve my country. However, my biggest dream is to have a family and be a father.”

9 COMMENTS

  1. Henry Correa, thank you for being a Guardian of the Republic! You obviously have a lot to offer what our country hungers for. Please maintain your attitude and faith!

    Thank you for reporting on this young man, Ashley!

  2. Happy Birth Day, Nation !!!
    Happy the FOURTH of July !!!

    GOD BLESS AMERICA
    I’d thank my lucky stars to be livin’ here today
    ‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

    And I’m proud to be an American whereas least I know I’m free
    And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
    And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land [of the FREE],
    God bless the USA!!!

    May God bless the USA again. But first America needs to turn back to God!!
    Lee Greenwood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS8YWAisP7M

  3. With thugs gracing our nightly TV screens, young men like Henry often get lost in the story. I taught school for 20+ years and I had young men like Henry in my classes daily. These young men are the majority, to bad they don’t get more attention, it will be a sad world when they’re no longer a majority.

  4. A true Blessing to just to read this young mans story, I thank God for him and hope there is many more young people with his passion for his God & country, for the sake of us all

  5. SORRY COLLEEN BUT HE IS NOT A KID HE IS A MAN WITH WONDERFUL DREAMS. I HOPE THEY ALL COME TRUE AND HE HAS A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE. WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU I AM SO DISCUSTED TO HEAR SOME OF THEM TALK LIKE TRAITORS. GOD BLESS YOU ON THE PATH YOU ARE TAKEING.

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