WEST POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)– A touching story of a West Point graduate is going viral.
Tears of joy filled Lieutenant Alix Idrache’s eyes as he graduated from West Point Military Academy on May 21st. His story is now touching thousands.READ MORE: Valerie Fund Walk And 5K Returns To New Jersey After Being Sidelined During Pandemic
While growing up in Haiti, Idrache was always fascinated with visiting U.S. forces, especially their military hardware. He vowed to become a military pilot and in just seven years his dream came true.
He has some thoughts for those interested in his story.
“If I can get one person convinced to invest the best they are or the best they can be for their platoon or squad, I think that would be enough success for me,” Idrache said.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Says He Will Visit Rikers Island Next Week Amid Growing Pressure
He credited his father for being his primary role model. He will go to the Army Aviation Center For Excellence in Alabama this July.