The three sons, all students at military service academies, of newly-promoted Brigadier General Thomas Vandal, third from left, carry on the proud military tradition of their father. On hand to support their dad at his promotion ceremony were, left to right, Stephen, United States Naval Academy class of 2012; Nicholas, USNA class of 2009 and Eric, United States Military Academy at West Point class of 2011. 031p1_xlg.jpg