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Posted By: Mom Laz 09-08-10
My son left for Parris Island August 30th. Very hard as everyone knows to not hear from him. I found a good book that is helping me cope. "Making the Corps" by Thomas Ricks. He is an author that followed a platoon for 12 weeks at Parris Island. While everything isn't current (the book was written 15 years ago) it helps me to understand why boot camp is like it is and what my son is going through. BTW got his address today and mailed my first letter. I know that what I am going through can't compare to his discomfort at boot camp. I told him, keep his eye on the prize-graduation and he will make it--we all need to do the same.
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