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    As the Dad of an 0311 Marine that went through...

    As the Dad of an 0311 Marine that went through what your Son will be, I can only reiterate what has been said. Your Son will do fine, make sure you take the time to write him, and keep everything...
  2. Couldn't agree more. Did the same when our Son...

    Couldn't agree more. Did the same when our Son was graduating April 2010. It is well worth it to "miss that extra day of work" that many of us think we just can't do. No, it's or Sons..or Daughters...
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    Cheese wiz, A.W. with all the "Sir" stuff you are...

    Cheese wiz, A.W. with all the "Sir" stuff you are making me feel old....:)
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    A.W., I see you're in Boston, and in southern...

    A.W., I see you're in Boston, and in southern circles it's y'all...LOL.

    Although Buffet has some valid points it's the equivalent of closing the barn doors AFTER all of the herd is out. We would...
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    Wow...That is "early" compared to when we...

    Wow...That is "early" compared to when we received ours. Again, good luck to your Recruit and your family.
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    Ridgerunner, make sure you go back and re-read...

    Ridgerunner, make sure you go back and re-read the posts, after Sunday you'll be laying awake in bed, waiting for that late night scripted call that your Son has arrived. I was lucky enough to sneak...
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    SemperFi Mom, you are lucky as Alabama will only...

    SemperFi Mom, you are lucky as Alabama will only issue Marine Corps plates to active, retired or honorably discharged. As a family member, unfortunately we can't have the plates even though the...
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    I am speaking out of turn, as I'm not a Marine,...

    I am speaking out of turn, as I'm not a Marine, but as a Dad speaking to a Son.

    As a Dad, JD, we went through the same with our Son when he turned 20 and went to MEPS the day after. As a Dad,...
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    Congratulations on becoming a Marine. Good to see...

    Congratulations on becoming a Marine. Good to see the fortitude you had to stick it out and graduate.
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    Congratulations on becoming a Marine.

    Congratulations on becoming a Marine.
  11. Thread: New Recruit

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    One of the things I remember my Son saying is "we...

    One of the things I remember my Son saying is "we are known as 'Drilling Delta" According to him they spent most free time doing Drill and I'll admit, they were sharp. I think we swamped ours with...
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    Welcome, NC Dad, I know you're proud!

    Welcome, NC Dad, I know you're proud!
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    From a Marine parent, Welcome. I understand the...

    From a Marine parent, Welcome. I understand the anxiety and the pride you speak of...It will be a tough little bit over these next weeks, write often and be as supportive as you can as the young man...
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    Having a Son at Parris Island last year (4/16...

    Having a Son at Parris Island last year (4/16 Grad date) and who is now deployed, I know the pride you feel having a recruit. From one Dad ( and family ) to another, best of luck to you all.
  15. Those were very moving videos Jeanne. I...

    Those were very moving videos Jeanne. I appreciate the links. Remembering Max was almost too tough to watch, knowing the way my Son is as a person.
  16. From one Dad to another, congratulations on your...

    From one Dad to another, congratulations on your Son becoming a Marine. A year ago in a week ( 16th ) my Son was standing right where yours is in that picture. Hope you were there for the moto run as...
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    From one proud Dad to another, Congratulations on...

    From one proud Dad to another, Congratulations on your Sons graduation.
  18. It's 0200 and my Family is heading to Camp Lejeune

    Going to see our Marine off on the 22nd MEU, replacing the 26th MEU. It will be his first deployment but he is with an very experienced Unit. Our thoughts, prayers and love go with these young Men...
  19. I don't watch the show, but have listened to it...

    I don't watch the show, but have listened to it when you could pick up TV stations on the radio.

    I am not a Marine, but the Dad of one and I fully understand the Respect, Code and Honor...
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    This is a quote from my Son who was at MCRD...

    This is a quote from my Son who was at MCRD Parris Island. When I asked what time you had to get up everyday...."When our Hats came in screaming..."
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    Great read and enjoyed the chuckle and smile. 1,...

    Great read and enjoyed the chuckle and smile. 1, 4, 10, 14...for some reason just seems right.
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    I'm going to share this from a Dad's standpoint....

    I'm going to share this from a Dad's standpoint. Two years ago, my then Recruit, came home on his 20th Birthday and told Me, Mom and little Sis that he had joined the Marine Corps. He was sworn in...
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    Prayers are always one of the finest gifts we can...

    Prayers are always one of the finest gifts we can give. Cpl Peck and family will be in our Prayers.
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    Thank you, Gentlemen, glad to be here amongst...

    Thank you, Gentlemen, glad to be here amongst like minded folk.

    There may be questions I ( we ) may ask from time to time as long as it doesn't violate OPSEC ( Son has filled me in on quite a...
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    Well, Biscuits...Should have spotted this first...

    Well, Biscuits...Should have spotted this first and sent you the funds for two. That's alright, I'll just mail another out tomorrow.

    Thanks for taking the time to put the book together and your...
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