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Bruce Springsteen’s Son Becomes Firefighter, Does His Family Proud
yahoo.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Laura Ferreiro

Posted on 01/23/2014 12:45:42 AM PST by grundle

Bruce Springsteen has long been a champion of working-class heroes in his music, and now his son has actually become one. Twenty-year-old Sam Springsteen – the youngest son of Bruce and Patti Scialfa – just graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy and will join the fire department in his hometown of Colts Neck, New Jersey, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Proud mama Scialfa posted a photo on Instagram of her son in full firefighter regalia with the caption, "My youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight. #Proud #OurFamilyHero."

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Bruce became a vocal supporter of firefighters and other service people who were killed during the World Trade Center rescue efforts. He headlined the benefit concert "America: A Tribute to Heroes" on September 21, 2001, to raise money for 9/11 victims and their families and emphasizing the work of New York City firefighters and police officers.


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Good for Sam Springsteen! And good for his parents for raising him that way.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 12:45:42 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Nice to know that the children of ultra liberals can become something useful.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 12:47:01 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: grundle

That’s nice but surely this is a volunteer position, right? I thought Monmouth County was mostly volunteers.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 12:48:16 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: grundle

Well, at least he’s trying to do something positive, not throwing paint balloons in strip clubs, like Bieber.
It cant be easy being the son of someone as famous as Bruce Springsteen. Look how James, Paul McCartney’s son is going on 36, but still seems to be searching for some satisfying identity achieved on his own.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 1:05:04 AM PST by lee martell
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Good for him and every other unrecognized citizen doing the best s/he can.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 1:18:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: grundle

That is wonderful...I am sure he is a terrific young man.

I pray that he is not as politically stupid as his father, though.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 1:27:54 AM PST by Swede Girl
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To: grundle

So he can’t sing? Runs in the family.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 1:56:25 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: ETL

OUTSTANDING post, ETL. Thanks. Congratulations to Sam Springsteen.

http://www.examiner.com/article/conservative-calls-bruce-springsteen-most-overrated-musician-of-all-time

HOORAY Buck! HOORAY Rush!


9 posted on 01/23/2014 2:59:16 AM PST by PGalt
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Congratulations to Sam Springsteen.

Absolutely. Let's just hope his politics aren't anywhere near like his dopey father's.

11 posted on 01/23/2014 3:06:53 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: grundle

This is nice. Most celebrity kids don’t do anything useful. As bad as Springsteen can be, he seems to have raised good kids.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 4:00:32 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: grundle

“My youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight. #Proud #OurFamilyHero.”

I’ve noticed this kind of phrasing is more and more common today. Men were always bad about it, and now women are about equal in its use. Shouldn’t it actually be:

OUR youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight. #Proud #OurFamilyHero.”

Seems to show a focus on self rather than as a couple. Of course if you look at the divorce rate, I guess that IS the way most people think.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 4:10:47 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: grundle

Congrats to the younger Springsteen and his parents.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 4:17:42 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: miss marmelstein
That’s nice but surely this is a volunteer position, right? I thought Monmouth County was mostly volunteers.

It probably is but that doesn't discount the fact that he took the time to complete the training that would allow him to serve.

15 posted on 01/23/2014 4:24:36 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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No, you’re right. But my point is that by not being a professional firefighter, he obviously has a career unrelated to this. His parents didn’t mention that.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 4:28:24 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: grundle

I wonder... is he a UNION member first... or a firefighter?


17 posted on 01/23/2014 4:28:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Considering this marraige was the result of an affair she had with Bruce when he was married... yeah little narcissistic personality going on.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 4:33:27 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: I cannot think of a name

Geez Francis, lighten up. I’ve been happily married for 27 years and would have phrased it the exact same way. Sheeeesh.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 4:37:39 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: grundle

Watch, in about a week or so Bruce’ll be writing first person hero songs about firefighting.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 4:54:04 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: miss marmelstein

But my point is that by not being a professional firefighter, he obviously has a career unrelated to this. His parents didn’t mention that.

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This is a story about a young man graduating from a firefighting program. And you take issue that his full C.V. is not included?

weird.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 6:41:59 AM PST by dmz
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Not weird at all. Springsteen pretends to be a man of the people and he and his wife put their son out there as a working class hero - when, in fact, he is probably a voluntary fireman with another career. Now, please don’t ignore the fact that I think it is laudatory and wonderful that the son is doing this. I’m just cynical about his parents. I live in his neighborhood and while Springsteen is personally a nice guy, his politics are shameless. And please don’t just assume I’m somehow putting their son down. Quite the opposite.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 6:51:25 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: grundle
"My youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight. #Proud #OurFamilyHero."

Did he save a life during training?

23 posted on 01/23/2014 6:53:25 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Not weird at all. Springsteen pretends to be a man of the people and he and his wife put their son out there as a working class hero

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Yes, very weird and getting weirder.

The story is about a young man, and you just want to talk about the sins of the father.

The parents rightfully expressed pride in their son, and you have turned that into them “making him a working class hero.”


24 posted on 01/23/2014 8:12:36 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Oh, stop.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 10:55:03 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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