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    Also a good one - "Left for Dead" - story of Wake...

    Also a good one - "Left for Dead" - story of Wake Island.

    Texas has the Alamo - the Corps has Wake.
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    Folks, while you make the suggestions about...

    Folks, while you make the suggestions about civvies, remember how you changed during boot - I did take some stuff down for tigger, but he had lost the flab and changed to all muscle - the jeans that...
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    Once you have the packet, make the reservation -...

    Once you have the packet, make the reservation - you do not want to miss Family Day or the graduation - one suggestion, get a motel outside of Beaufort - the rates seem to go up on graduation...
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    My son had his date changed three times in a two...

    My son had his date changed three times in a two week period - it happens sometimes, and while he did not like it, neither did I.

    As has been said, enjoy the extra time, and no, the Recruit Depot...
  5. Thread: broken heart

    by marinemom
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    One word of advice - do not take any sides in...

    One word of advice - do not take any sides in this - not your son's at all. It may be harsh, but you have to remember that he is no longer your little boy - he is on is way to being a Marine - and...
  6. Thread: The Old Man

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    The Old Man

    Received this one today from a retireee - it is a great read and certainly shows that the brotherhood of the Corps never ends




    As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my
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    Friday Morning At The Pentagon

    Joe Galloway - Co-author of "We Were Soldiers Once... And Young"

    FRIDAY MORNING AT THE PENTAGON
    By JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY
    McClatchy Newspapers

    Over the last 12 months, 1,042 soldiers, Marines,...
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    I can always count on the Phantom to be the first...

    I can always count on the Phantom to be the first to qish me a great day - that's because the time zone difference leaves the kids behind him -

    Thank you all - taking the day off from the office...
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    Well, it is not really the job of the recruiter...

    Well, it is not really the job of the recruiter to make moms feel better - but they are honest with you.

    Just remember, this is your child's choice - and you job is to support that choice.Best...
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    Ah yes, car washes and bake sales - remember them...

    Ah yes, car washes and bake sales - remember them well (and stay away from your son if he has a hose).

    You have gotten great information from the Corporal and other Marines. Now, speaking to you...
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    Gotta look at it htis way - he is another bigot...

    Gotta look at it htis way - he is another bigot who thinks he has the Word of God for himself alone and in his interpretation.

    Opening Scene - Judgement Day
    Line of souls standing in front of God...
  12. The Few. The Proud. The Accurate in their assessments.

    I received this one from my Air Force son - thought I'd share



    Who but the Marines could deliver something so
    poignant, so succinct, yet so eloquent? The
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    Ain't it a great feeling! They might run into...

    Ain't it a great feeling!

    They might run into my son at SOI - he is an instructor
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    Have Great One, Ellie!

    Come on, Ellie - you are 39 and holding - kicking, screaming - but holding!

    Have a really great day!

    Pat :banana:
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    Congrats on your boys - and welcome to the Marine...

    Congrats on your boys - and welcome to the Marine Mom family - just be prepared for the homecoming - and large lumps in the bed for the first days. Be prepared for the response "Yes, ma'am" at all...
  16. Filipino who accused Marine of rape changes story

    Filipino who accused Marine of rape changes story
    Published: 3/18/09, 10:06 AM EDT
    By HRVOJE HRANJSKI
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Filipino woman whose accusations of rape led to the conviction of...
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    Congratulations - and just watch out for 'cowboy!

    Congratulations - and just watch out for 'cowboy!
  18. Thread: Son's Return

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    Good post Mrs. Nix - and good advice. Couple of...

    Good post Mrs. Nix - and good advice. Couple of other things that you can expect when they come in - as I learned from my hisband in his time and my son now -

    1. Make sure the water bill is paid -...
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    OK - this was an editorial in today's Washington...

    OK - this was an editorial in today's Washington Post - if they get it - one of the most liberal papers in the country - what is wrong with the Administration?????


    A Respectful Homecoming...
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    As someone who met the loved one not in the way I...

    As someone who met the loved one not in the way I would have wished , this tells me that someone who has never served - and only showed concern for military families as a campaign issue - does not...
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    Hi Christina, As has been said by others...

    Hi Christina,

    As has been said by others welcome! Not only are your sons about to undergo the Transformation, but you will as well.

    Be prepared for changes in them that you could never expect...
  22. My home parish and my home precinct in Brooklyn -...

    My home parish and my home precinct in Brooklyn - and the McLaughlin family has a history with the Corps and does Saint Patrick parish.

    Thanks to New York's Finest (as I reach for another tissue)...
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    Definitely the Avengers - and Maverick (the James...

    Definitely the Avengers - and Maverick (the James Garner shows, not the Roger Moore shows), and Hill Street Blues.
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    Couldn't happen to a nicer person......maybe...

    Couldn't happen to a nicer person......maybe after 18 years he'll grow up
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    Outstanding, Gary!!!

    Outstanding, Gary!!!
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