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Child gets wish to be a Navy SEAL for a day

Apr. 1, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
Child gets wish to be a Navy SEAL for a day
Child gets wish to be a Navy SEAL for a day: A six-year-old caused an explosion near Farmington on Sunday, but there was no cause for alarm.
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Mason Rudder was born with a neuromuscular condition that also affects his bones and joints. (KSDK)

FARMINGTON, MO. — A six-year-old boy caused an explosion near Farmington on Sunday, but there was no cause for alarm.

For Mason Rudder, those explosions were the sound of a dream coming true.

He wants to be a Navy SEAL when he grows up, and he's learning from a guy who's been there, done that.

Jared Ogden is a retired SEAL, and helping Mason through one of the biggest challenges of his young life. Mason was born with a neuromuscular condition that also affects his bones and joints. His mom says he's already had 10 surgeries.

He was at a place Sunday where he could do what he loves: shoot guns and blow stuff up – after some weapons and explosives training.

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