A 7-year-old Virginia boy with a rare genetic disorder got his wish of becoming a Marine.

Andrew Starr was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1, which causes tumors to grow along nerves in the skin and brain. His dad Andy Starr, who is a retired Marine, explained today on “Fox and Friends” that his son has always wanted to be a Marine. Andy went to his commanding officers and asked about the honorary Marine program so that Andrew “would continue the fourth generation of service to our country and our core.”


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Andrew got a gold coin and a framed document along with the honorary title.

Less than 100 people have been named honorary Marines since the program started in 1992.

Watch the interview with Andrew and his dad above.


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