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    My son said the same thing about the...

    My son said the same thing about the Crucible...and the history of it all was interesting.
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    Thought I'd update this a bit... He still at...

    Thought I'd update this a bit...

    He still at Camp Pendleton, seems to be enjoying it...it was good seeing him over the holidays (we spent most of it deer hunting).

    I think he's gonna be just...
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    He's on a plane headed to Camp Pendleton, should...

    He's on a plane headed to Camp Pendleton, should be there in about an hour...AAV crewman is what he got.
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    My son changed his MOS while at MCT...he went AAV...

    My son changed his MOS while at MCT...he went AAV (1833)...I searched the site, didn't find much...I would greatly appreciate all the info anybody could give me on his job.
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    Well...I can't post many places here but my son...

    Well...I can't post many places here but my son is 1/2 way through MCT now. He called last night (1st time since going to MCT)...all is well, sounded like he was having fun.

    I won't be able to go...
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    Also...the first thing he did when we got home...

    Also...the first thing he did when we got home was bought himself an AR15 (a Sig 516)...but thats normal I reckon, after all....Every Marine is a rifleman!
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    Him and his recruiter at the high school this...

    Him and his recruiter at the high school this morning...
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    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc137/Ridgerunn...

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    Unwrapping his graduation present...
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    His first...
  9. Having just gotten back from my sons...

    Having just gotten back from my sons graduation...I have to say it really IS the greatest!!!

    I couldn't pick him out of the other Marines in the all weather training facility when they marched in...
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    Final tally... He qualified with a 332 on the...

    Final tally...

    He qualified with a 332 on the range, and had 1st class PFT and CFT scores.

    The day before he qualified on the range...he shot a 346, but those are the breaks...I've been...
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    Will do Gus... We have arrived in Port...

    Will do Gus...

    We have arrived in Port Royal...I'm anxious to see my son Thursday.

    And Thank You All...for the support and help.
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    He called today...he is ready to get off that...

    He called today...he is ready to get off that island, LOL.
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    Today was the day (according to the schedule I...

    Today was the day (according to the schedule I have)...my son finished The Crucible and earned the title of United States Marine.
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    She's "losing steam" fast...and is well north of...

    She's "losing steam" fast...and is well north of PI.

    If Irene keeps weakening at the current pace, I don't think the damage will be that bad up the coast...
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    I have been watching it closely (my son is...

    I have been watching it closely (my son is there)...looks like its gonna make landfall well north of PI according to the latest tracks.

    PI will likely have tropical storm conditions for a while...
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    Looks like hurricane Irene will might make...

    Looks like hurricane Irene will might make landfall near Parris Island...I'm sure that place has weathered a few storms though.
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    Here is his graduation prize by the way...it...

    Here is his graduation prize by the way...it comes complete with a (well worn) Milt Sparks Versa Max II holster, 3 Tripp Gen II CobraMags, 2 Wilson mags, and 4 Baer mags...and 2 Buck knife belt cases...
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    He's 1/2 way there...he says he has done real...

    He's 1/2 way there...he says he has done real good on the rifle range, he qualifies this week I think :banana:

    The gas chamber sounds like fun too...NOT!!!!
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    Another letter....my son is loving it down there,...

    Another letter....my son is loving it down there, LOL.

    Well...not really loving it...but making the best of it, it seems he does enjoy it more than most.
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    I just might have another one headed that way in...

    I just might have another one headed that way in about 14 years...since his big brother left, the little one is saying he is gonna be a Marine too.
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    A little something I'm gonna throw in...

    A little something I'm gonna throw in here...sorta off topic, but not really.

    I've read a lot on here about parents that were not quite willing to sign the papers for the kids to enter the DEP.
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    We got another letter, he actually wrote this...

    We got another letter, he actually wrote this one, LOL.

    All is well, he is doing good...says he has gained 7 pounds since getting there (he was a slender fellow...in shape, but lean...like me).
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    This letter had something about using the Red...

    This letter had something about using the Red Cross to contact him, I forget the exact text (I haven't actually read the letter, I haven't been home since we got it)...but my wife read it to me over...
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    Yes...thats kinda what I was thinking. ...

    Yes...thats kinda what I was thinking.

    There's no way I'd call unless it had to be done...I did not mention that contact info to his mother (we are long divorced, I'm the custodial parent), I...
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    Not much to add....I received the letter (you...

    Not much to add....I received the letter (you know the one...).

    Something in it came as a surprise though, a phone number and an email to the senior DI...it said to call if I had any...
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