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    Mail call

    now adays with all the new electronic's do you still get snail mail in boot camp. just wondering if they still yell MAIL CALL????


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    My son left for boot camp one year ago today, and yes everything is still done by snail mail, and they still have mail call. And that is still something they very much look forward too. They still have mail call at SOI as well.


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    I remember centering myself in front of the Drill Instructor's seat after he bellowed my name for mail call and sounding off " Sir, the Private requests his mail". Then he would throw however many letters you received at you and if any fell on the deck, the Drill Instructor reasoned they contained subversive material and he made you read them out loud. Needless to say many Recruits had to read some embarassing lines from girlfriends or spouses.


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    thanks for the reply. now I know for my son next year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mexbearlll View Post
    thanks for the reply. now I know for my son next year.
    No problem. And Congratulatons to your son, and you! You must be very proud of him. It took about two weeks for me to get the letter with his address and what company he was in. And they still call to let you know they arrive. After that I didn't get to talk to him till liberty Sunday after the Crucible.


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    OH ----
    The memories -----

    I'm gonna undo what your Mama took 18 years to do and I've got 12 weeks to do it.

    Hang on Maggot !


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    Email is great nowadays, but nothing beats getting a letter in boot camp from your GF that has the faint smell of her perfume on it.


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    Tell your sons girlfriend to "Stink it Up" with smellgood,

    mark "S.W.A.K." on the outside of the back flap........

    Maybe sneak in a piece of chewinggum inside the letter too, just for
    a treat....

    "He'll have memories" !!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by m14ed View Post
    Tell your sons girlfriend to "Stink it Up" with smellgood,

    mark "S.W.A.K." on the outside of the back flap........

    Maybe sneak in a piece of chewinggum inside the letter too, just for
    a treat....

    "He'll have memories" !!!
    Hell yea put some gum inside with some goodsmellen stuff on there I'm sure the D.I. want even notice the bump inside. Hahahahahahahahahaha..
    and after he does about a million bends and thrust he will just love her even more...Hhahahahaha...


    Sgt. William Pilgrim Jr.



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    Boy you guys can sure bring back those memories so clearly,only it was the WIFE that did the perfume, S W A K,and chewinggum... As her father was a navy DI at one time........LOL


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    Ohhhh how well I remember that one lonely night about four weeks in,
    we were so desperate for some mail from home,
    well care full what you wish for gents,
    my prom queen sent me a letter in some pretty frilly lacy stationary,
    laced it up pretty good with perfumeries,
    then on top of that they put in three pics,
    one of just her in a halter top with hip hugger bell bottoms,
    one of my two cousins in halter tops and hip hugger bells and one of her friend with a see thru halter top and hip hugger bell bottoms, sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit was I in trouble for about a week,
    I never thought you could physically do that many squat thrusts
    nuff said

    Duke

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    Quote Originally Posted by The DUKE View Post
    Ohhhh how well I remember that one lonely night about four weeks in,
    we were so desperate for some mail from home,
    well care full what you wish for gents,
    my prom queen sent me a letter in some pretty frilly lacy stationary,
    laced it up pretty good with perfumeries,
    then on top of that they put in three pics,
    one of just her in a halter top with hip hugger bell bottoms,
    one of my two cousins in halter tops and hip hugger bells and one of her friend with a see thru halter top and hip hugger bell bottoms, sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit was I in trouble for about a week,
    I never thought you could physically do that many squat thrusts
    nuff said
    just curious....you still got those pics??


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    Quote Originally Posted by micarr57 View Post
    just curious....you still got those pics??


    Spoken like a True Marine !! /\

    "Show'um IF you Got'tum" !!!!!

    This really isn't going ASTRAY on a thread.
    More of a "Complete Discussion on the issue"
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    Main Call...we lived for it!

    Gung Ho,

    Ray



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    I'll look through the old bin, if I got em I'll post em some time this weekend, wait for it??? I'm telling ya, these will kill you, from back in the late 60's early 70's, WOW sooooo hot, and man I paid for every inch.

    Duke

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