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10-18-09, 12:11 PM #241
Not to worry Dad, it simply means that falling asleep with a mouth full of sunflower seeds is just about impossible. If it happens the choking will wake you up most of the time. Internest duty has taken the place of "phone watch" in many commands. Glad to hear that the Marine has adjusted well to the life.
10-18-09, 12:57 PM #242
Sounds like hes getting settled in nicely, there Dad. I'm sure you'll get more communications from him as he settles in more. Best of luck to your Marine.
10-18-09, 01:23 PM #243
Iraq sure has changed since I been there....
01-02-10, 05:59 AM #244
Been a while since I posted. Ben's deployment is winding down. He expects to return to Pendleton in a month, spend some time there and then back home. He was unclear about deactivation - he did mention that he might be back in Tennessee on active status for a time.
His daily routine has been, well, routine. 8 hour shifts on duty with the rest of the day free. He did get selected for some extra duty when the Commondant visited recently. It was good duty; and I guess that's all I need to say about that.
I stay in touch with him via Facebook and skype. He called home on Christmas Day.
01-02-10, 01:45 PM #245
Sounds Good! Seems like hes made a very good impression there. Outstanding. Hope you get to see your Marine soon, Dad.
Semper Fi and Happy New Year!
02-23-10, 01:56 PM #246
The Marine returned home on 19 Feb at app 1700 - in outstanding condition. The deployment was shortened by a couple of months. His unit will hear on tomorrow about the duration of their activation.
Once again, it is an awesome thing to see the change in him. They took a good boy and sent home a fine man!
02-23-10, 02:08 PM #247
Was your son with 3/24? Had a bunch of buddies with them that just got back too.
02-23-10, 04:51 PM #248
11-07-10, 07:54 PM #249
Dono.... how is your Marine?
I have a son in MCRD SD. I enjoyed reading the 17 pages, and wondered how your son is doing since your Feb. 10 post
11-08-10, 03:10 AM #250
Those who do well at guide end up with a stripe out of basic for sure. It can be a pain in the ass job. I never was one. We had a giant kiss ass for our guide in bootcamp. 20 months out I saw the same guy in Korea and I was a stripe ahead of him.
11-08-10, 03:13 AM #251
11-08-10, 03:19 AM #252
Sunday was "fukk-fukk" day for my platoon after we came back from the chapel. If you were atheist, you got fire watch until everyone else got back from the chapel. Generally no training except PT organized on the quarterdeck by the duty drill instructor who got bored. Our worst Sunday was the one where we had lost the initial drill competition in the most prolific way- butt naked last of all the platoons in our series. After chapel and lunch it was on....7-8 recruits on the quarterdeck at a time doing PT, slugging down canteens of water until we puked, and then doing it again once it was our turn...from after lunch until just before dinner. We WON final drill...hell yes we did.
10-27-11, 02:13 PM #253
He's in second year at the local university, with about a 3.8 GPA and working two jobs. Has his own apartment and a paid off car and motorcycle.
Pretty good for a 21 year old, I gotta say. About a million miles ahead of me when I was 21.
02-13-12, 03:35 PM #254
Got word that he is accepted for PLC. First session at Quantico after semester end - in May I think.
08-23-12, 09:34 AM #255
First six week increment at Quantico completed. He ranked 4th in class - three other prior service finished ahead. But, he was pleased with 4th because he did not have to do anything for the graduation ceremony. He scored his first 300 pft and was really proud of that !
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