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Missing my son

 

Can anyone please help me, my son left to boot camp on 11/08/12 and us of today, I have not heard or gotton any news from him, he is stationed in Camp Pendelton in San Diego.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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what to send to my son

 

This is my sons 3rd day being at MCRD. I already received the phone call from him telling me he made it. Now I'm just waiting for my letter so I can start sending him letters and pictures to him.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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The Nam

 

I left college to join the Marines, something that wasn't being done much in the '60s. I had always wanted to be a Marine as far back as I could remember. PI was a challenge, and I made it. I made PFC out of Camp Geiger.

Author: Former Marine

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16 years old with a 19 year old husband leaving for boot camp soon..Questions!

 

So like the title says, I'm extremely young. I'm 16 and I'm 34 weeks pregnant. He was told he was leaving April 15th but now they want to send him at the end of February..but I'm not even due until March 13th.

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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My son left for bootcamp 01/22/13

 

I am so proud of my son! He is my only child and I miss him dearly!! He worked so hard to finally get to the day to tell everyone, I am leaving for bootcamp see you in 3 months!! He was excited to leave that day, I was excited but still so sad of him leav

Author: Mother of a Marine

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my son is off to bootcamp

 

my son left for boot camp at parris island on jan 28th. he left from home on sunday and stayed in a hotel overnight. he was supposed to be on a flight at 10am.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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So Proud

 

My son left for boot camp 1-7-13. I knew I would miss him but at the same time I could not be anymore proud of him. When I get his letters in the mail with the Marine emblem on the envelope I just tear up.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Evaluation Holding Platoon

 

My son just left Monday(1/28/13) for recruit training. He called today to tell us that he was examined and told he has an eye stigmatism. This will delay his training.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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son soon to be a marine

 

My oldest son is leaving for camp Pendleton in July 2013. I am so proud of him. He has wanted to be a marine since he was 8 years old. I do support him. But I am so scared. I'm having such a hard time that my baby is leaving.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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All about me!

 

My name is Savannah Boisvert. Ever since was I was 10/11, I wanted to be in the military. Im not there yet, but in about 4/5 years, ill be in the corps. I know that being in the military wont be very easy, but still I am not a quiter.

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