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01-29-12, 08:46 AM #1
Writing to The Recruits
I am a mother of a New Marine and while at my sons Graduation we noticed, Some had no family there with them and found out some didn't receive any letters while in Boot. Is there anyway to write to New Recruits that are currently in Boot without having an address for them.
01-29-12, 12:49 PM #2
Don't know. You could always write a letter to the Commanding General of the recruit depot and ask them.
If that doesn't work, the Red Cross has a letter writing campaign for troops who are deployed to combat zones. Lifting the morale of a Marine on the battlefield would be a worthwhile endeavor also.
Good luck and, for future reference, please let us know what you find out as others may wish to do the same thing.
01-29-12, 03:22 PM #3
I'd like to write to lonely recruits also. My niece is going into the Marine Corps in June out of high school. She informed me last week she never wants to see me again. She told me not to write her or attend her graduation! Sad huh? She said the same to her own mother too. When she is actually there she may change her mind! I hope so!
Good luck people.
01-29-12, 03:37 PM #4
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01-29-12, 04:08 PM #6
I like Rhode Islands idea best though. I'm sure that if those poolies who don't have parental support just pm one of us in this thread, there will be no shortage of letters @ mail call.
01-29-12, 04:12 PM #7
01-29-12, 05:03 PM #8
I am new to this site and just want to thank everyone for all your great ideas. I will be contacting the Red Cross to see about writing to those who are deployed,and going to the Poolie Forum to make friends there and checking into the stand alone network.
I'm sorry to hear that , breaks my heart but like you said she may change her mind and I hope that she does. It has been and incredible journey for me so far. My son has made me very proud not that I wasn't before because I was and now my oldest son is going to follow in his footsteps.
Once again Thanks to All !!
01-29-12, 09:03 PM #9
I will be honored to help in any way I can. I miss writing those letters, there is something unique about sending and receiving snail-mail that gets lost with all the technology today.
01-29-12, 09:44 PM #10
There is a few programs that have facebook pages etc like posted above. There was a guy in my platoon that didn't have a family because they were in Africa.. he's part of my family so he walked around with us. My family thought it was strange.. they don't understand.
01-29-12, 10:25 PM #11
I kind of skimmed quickly through the posts and think it hasn't been mentioned....
It is a sad deal to never get mail. It can make or break some. A great idea is connecting with some of the poolee's here. When they are in their phases of training and getting their letters, ask them if they know in particular some of their fellow recruits struggling. They can give exact names, etc.
01-30-12, 01:29 AM #12
Mail is one of the few things that makes you feel human still at boot camp, and regardless of what she says,I would send her letters even if she doesn't respond.
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