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8/23/10 ship for SD boot camp

Posted By: Mary Bell 09-17-10

 
Hi, My son left for SD boot on August 23. My husband & I cried most of the way home from dropping him off for the stay to ship on 8/23. We got the "10 second call" at 10:30 SD time, 12:30 our time. We have gotten 4 letters so far. I hope to connect with other moms and dads in my son's class. Maybe together we can get some real idea of what is happening in SD. So far my son is enjoying Boot. I am not surprised. He has wanted this since 2006.

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Sarah Thompson-Rackers Avatar

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Hoo Rah!! My son left for MCRD SD on August 21. I am so proud of him. We received his phone call "short and sweet". I have gotten 3 letters. They have all been very positive. I can tell by his letters that he is very busy. He has wanted to be a Marine since he was 10 years old. He is in the 2nd phase of training at Camp Pendleton. I am going crazy trying to coordinate flying out for graduation. God Bless all of the recruits. Maybe our sons know each other?

Posted by: Sarah Thompson-Rackers on 10/25/2010

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Christy Purdy Avatar

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My son also left on August 23. I wonder if they are together. I have gotten 4 letters. He has sent 2 to his younger brother and a few of his friends have reported they have gotten 1 or 2! I think about him all day everyday. My family and friends have called me a "love sick puppy" He has told us 2 kids quit, 2 kids broke down and 1 kid was on sucide watch. I cant wait to just see him and hug him.

Posted by: Christy Purdy on 09/21/2010

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Donna Buettner-Hartsoe Avatar

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The comment on two kids breaking down and the one on suicide watch upset me-but I guess thats reality.

Posted by: Donna Buettner-Hartsoe on 03/26/2011

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Michelle Christman Avatar

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Check out this website, http://parrisisland.yuku.com/

It's unofficial, but you'll be able to go to his Company and platoon and hook up with parents, girlfriends, wives, etc of those he's training with. There is also a schedule of what they do everyday.

Posted by: Michelle Christman on 09/20/2010

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Donna Buettner-Hartsoe Avatar

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Thanks for the website, I heard you could see their schedule. My son is in the DEP and will be going to Parris Island this fall.

Posted by: Donna Buettner-Hartsoe on 03/26/2011

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