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Triplet brothers all head to military

Triplet brothers all head to military


MERCER COUNTY, MATT AND TAM.>>THANKS KAREN. THIS IS A UNIQUE TRIPLE PLAY. THREE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO ARE TRIPLETS KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING AFTER GRADUATION. THEY’RE ALL GOING TO VARIOUS MILITARY COLLEGES. “ACTION NEWS” REPORTER KATHERINE SCOTT HAS MORE ON WHAT INSPIRED THEIR DECISIONS.>>Reporter: JIM, CHARLIE AND BOBBY CROSSFIELD OF FOX CHASE ARE 18-YEAR-OLD TRIPLETS ALL SENIORS AT ARCHBISHOP RYAN ACADEMY IN NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA AND ALL PURSUING CAREERS IN THE MILITARY.>>IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO, YOU KNOW, GIVE BACK TO A COUNTRY THAT’S AFFORDED US MANY FREEDOMS.>>Reporter: JIM WILL STUDY AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS.>>THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN MYSELF IS JUST SOMETHING I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN.>>Reporter: JIM IS THE OLDEST OF THE THREE. THEN CAME CHARLIE FIVE MINUTES LATER AND BOBBY WAS BORN FIVE MINUTES AFTER THAT. BOBBY IS HEADED TO THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT. CHARLIE IS ENROLLING IN A NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS AT PENN STATE.>>SECOND NATURE. NO ONE HAD TO TELL ME TO DO AT THIS TIME. IT’S JUST SOMETHING THAT WAS INSTILLED IN ME.>>DEFINITELY RUNS IN THE FAMILY.>>Reporter: SURE DOES. THEIR TWO OLDER BROTHERS JOINED ROSSI. THEIR FATHER A FIREFIGHTER WAS A FIRST RESPONDER AND ON 9/11 IS THAT IN AN AIR FORCE MEMBER. THEY SAY THEY NEVER FELT PRESSURED.>>I JUST REALLY WANTED TO GIVE BACK TO MY COUNTRY. IT DIDN’T FEEL LIKE I NECESSARILY HAD TO DO IT. IT’S SOMETHING I WANTED TO DO.>>Reporter: THE TRIPLETS ARE INVOLVED IN SPORTS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SPEARHEADING THE AMERICAN HERO’S CLUB WITH A FRIEND THAT GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.>>TO SEE THIS LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT THEY DEFINITELY GOT, YOU KNOW, FROM THEIR TEACHERS, THEY GOT IT FROM THEIR PARENTS ORIGINALLY, EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO DO INVOLVES A SENSE OF GIVING BACK.>>Reporter: NEXT YEAR IS GOING TO BE A BIT OF A CHANGE FOR THESE GUYS. THEY’LL BE AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN DIFFERENT STATES BUT THEY’RE READY FOR IT.>>IT WILL BE LIKE THE FIRST TIME I GUESS


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