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12-16-11, 12:08 PM #1
Christmas Phone Call
My son is presently a recruit at Parris Island and will be there over the Holidays. I have heard rumors that they will allow him to call call home on Christmas. Any know if this is true?
Thanks and Merry Christmas and Semper Fi
12-16-11, 12:35 PM #2
Oh my. He is training to fight a war, in which case he will problably not even haveabed to sleep in or a warm meal, let alone a phone call, do you think that the Drill instructors are worried about a Phone Call on Christmas?
To answer yoru question, problably I got one when i went to boot camp on thanksgiving day however its up to his drill instructors.
12-16-11, 02:26 PM #3
12-16-11, 02:48 PM #4
In 1965 my entire Platoon at PI was allowed to call Home. The Senior took us all outside and while in Formation we were allowed to yell at the top of our lungs, "HOME". He then said now that you have called Home. Let's get back to what your here for....
12-16-11, 03:50 PM #5
Maybe if he was in the army of none, if I was their DI they would bend and thrust until I got tired,Semper Fidelis.
12-16-11, 09:24 PM #6
I don't remember being allowed to call home. But then again, we graduated Dec 30th too. Hope it works out that he gets to. If even only for 2 minutes.
12-16-11, 10:40 PM #7
With todays generation, they'll probably get to text "Merry Christmas" on their smart phones.
Hope you get to hear from him even if it's only a couple words.
12-17-11, 05:52 AM #8
Well I Guess That Answers Your Question Sir
12-17-11, 05:10 PM #9
Don't look for one!
We're new Marine parent's as well. The only phone call we got (and he was at Parris Island over Thanksgiving), was when he had messed up on the firing line, and was put back a week.
Other than that, it was letter's! Whether or not your potential Marine is permitted to call will depend on the Senior DI, and/or how the Platoon had done that week. There are many variable's concerning permission, especially in Boot Camp.
Our's is now in MCT in Camp Geiger, and was permitted a 20 minute phone call today. Unfortunately, his Blackberry is a piece of @#$%, and quickly lost power. Phone calls even in MCT are earned, and I believe earned on an individual basis (tests, field work, etc). Sometime's 1 or 2 can mess it up for the whole Platoon.
Sometime's, it's individual. It's entirely up to the Senior DI and his team.
So, just write as many letter's as you can, send card's, and work on being there for Family Day and Graduation. And be prepared for a very hearty eating Marine! Our's ate, and ate and ate! And, he went to PT every day during his 10-day leave at the Recruiting offices.
12-17-11, 07:35 PM #10
And for Pete's sake, do not send him a Christmas present. Unless, of course, you want him "broken" in some manner.......
12-18-11, 12:48 AM #11
12-21-11, 03:55 PM #12
Well at least Christmas is on a Sunday, and they will be able to attend some kind of Christmas Mass...The only phone call I got was that Liberty Sunday call after the Crucible, I still remember how hoasre he sounded... he was at boot over the 4th of July, but never did I expect a phone call. NOthing wrong with hoping! Good luck!
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