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My New Beginning

 

It all started about a year and a half ago, we met at my favorite hang out spot and became best friends from that moment on. I had a huge crush on him but we had too good of a friendship and I wasn't ready to be in another roller-coaster relationship.

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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A sad goodbye

 

My fiancé left to bootcamp to Parris Island on February 24th on our 7 months anniversary. It has been the hardest separation I had to go through.

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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Getting close to graduation day!!

 

My son left for Parris Island dec 17 and now we have 16 days until graduation!!! So excited cant wait to see him. See how he has changed and what comes next in his life!! So proud to be his Mom...

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Time Flying too Fast to June 24th

 

Today marks 4 months until my youngest son starts his new life at Recruit Depot San Diego.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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So, what?..........

 

I am not yet in the armed forces, but I am having a hard time trying to figure out what I want to do. It's either the Marine Corps, or it's the Navy. I have been trying to figure out which one is right for me, but I just can't decide.

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Leaving for boot camp in 2 weeks

 

Hi everyone! My name is Carissa and my boyfriend is leaving for boot camp in about two weeks on March 11th. I've had awhile to get used to the idea of him being away but I still get nervous thinking about how I'm going to react once he's actually gone.

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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any other parents who's child left for bootcamp in san diego on feb 4th?

 

Hi , i was just wondering if any one had a child leave the same day as my son, i would like to share stories and experiences.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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You're not a soldier, You're a Marine!

 

My son, Donovan Graphman, has had a dream since he was 5. He was going to be a G.I.Joe. He was going to be in the Army and that was just the way it was, it never changed. We did not live an easy life.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Recruit Training

 

My daughter left for boot camp in Parris Island on January 7th 2013. It was the hardest day in my life because the only contact we will have will be thru letters from her.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Proud Mother of a Soon To Be Marine in April 2013

 

My son left for the Marines Jan. 7, 2013, shortly after the Holidays. He is currently in San Diego and is now about at the 1/2 way mark. This is tough as he is my only child.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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