View Full Version : Son Lost 100+ to enlist

07-18-12, 11:16 AM
30 Years ago I enlisted in the Marine Corps. Last December (2011) my youngest son who was 19 looked at me and said, I am going to get in shape and enlist in the Marine Corps. He is 6'5" and around 350lbs at that time. As a former recruiter I encouraged him but understood that no many accomplish this when they have so much to lose.
June 29th, 2012 he enlisted - not only did he lose 106lbs but he was able to complete the run in 26 minutes, 3 pull-ups, and 80 crunches. He focused on a healthy diet, exercised (P90X twice). He doesn't ship off until January 2013 so he has time to increase his PFT.

Just had to share this with my fellow Devil Dogs.

Doug Cherney

07-18-12, 01:12 PM
Congratulations to you and the son Doug.....
you know how this is, Marine.
Mixed blessings !
Not sure just who needs and wants
congratulations !!!!

We all hope it works out favoribly

Semper Fidelis to you for now.
Hope him in the future !

07-18-12, 02:50 PM
well for one thing he sur does show the passion and desire to be the best of the best,, congrats, to all and i am sure you are very proud of his and should be,,

Rocky C
07-18-12, 03:20 PM
Outstanding !!!

Semper Fi,