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Starting Bootcamp 6/13

Posted By: Diana Thompson 05-31-11

 
My son will be leaving for Parris Island on 6/13/11 and I would like to know if there are any other parents that have a son/daughter leaving on that day. I would like to have someone to keep up with what is going on, and knows what I am going through. Just email me and share your bootcamp experience with me.

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jennifer pusey Avatar

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My stepson left for basic on June 13th also. He is in PLT 1068. Would love to meet someone else with family in the same platoon.

Posted by: jennifer pusey on 07/23/2011

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Lisa  Harvey Avatar

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My son left for PI on 6/13 he is in Platoon 1066. This has already been an emotional roller coaster ride and Sept. 9the can't get here soon enough..

Posted by: Lisa Harvey on 07/01/2011

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HEATHER LOHR Avatar

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I got the first real letter from Robert today. He sounds like he is doing just fine. Sounds a little homesick but he will be ok!

Posted by: HEATHER LOHR on 06/25/2011

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HEATHER LOHR Avatar

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Our son is also at Parris Island - starting June 13. We just got a form letter from his saying he is plt 1065. Two weeks is almost done!

Posted by: HEATHER LOHR on 06/24/2011

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ROSAMARIA ACOSTA Avatar

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Hi diana, my son left that day..i have recieved the arrival call,,hope u have as well, now im waiting for the first letter anxtiously! i want to hear from him and how he is doing and let him know i love and miss him so!

Posted by: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA on 06/15/2011

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Diana  Thompson Avatar

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I did receive the call at about 11pm that monday night. I cried for 2 hours it was so strange hearing his voice. He sounded different already. I am still waiting on the post card with the address on it. I have already wrote one letter and ready to send it.

Posted by: Diana Thompson on 06/19/2011

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yessenia henriquez Avatar

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hi Diana i dont have a son or daughter but y fiance started boot camp in parris island june 13th also i was wondering if you received the phone call from him stating that he has arrived safe? its been a couple of days and feels like an eternity.

Posted by: yessenia henriquez on 06/15/2011

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Wendy Farmer Avatar

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My son also left today for Parris Island. I would love to keep in touch as we go through these next 13 weeks.

Posted by: Wendy Farmer on 06/12/2011

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yessenia henriquez Avatar

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wendy have you received the call from your son saying he has arrived safe?

Posted by: yessenia henriquez on 06/15/2011

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Pam Cullins Avatar

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My Grandson graduated from Parris Island last November. It was quite an experience for all of us. He did really well and even said he enjoyed it. He loves the challenge, and the more difficult, the better! We, his family, of course, worried about him daily, but we got thru it by being there for each other and for him. Dont be alarmed if you dont get a lot of letters, they are so busy its hard for them to write at times. There is also another helpful support page at Parris Island YUKU...we met a couple of really nice people thru that site. Glad to find out about this one as well. I will be glad to talk to u anytime, would love to help anyway I can. We are all part of the Marine Family now!! Stay strong!!!

Posted by: Pam Cullins on 06/08/2011

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Tara Costa Avatar

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My son is leaving on 6/13 as well from South Florida. I would be happy to share the adventure of my son's training with another mom. I feel that he is as well prepared as possible due to his experience with the Delayed Entry Program but the reality of the first days on Paradise Island, freaks me out a little. It is such a lovely time of the year to be in the South Carolina lowlands!

Posted by: Tara Costa on 06/08/2011

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Bill Young Avatar

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My Son left from Nashville, TN yesterday via bus. Have not heard anything. Assuming he got there safe.

Posted by: Bill Young on 06/07/2011

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Mom Laz Avatar

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My son went to bootcamp 9 months ago. It is extremely hard. It feels like when you first put them on the bus in kindergarden and had no control of their lives anymore. Here is what I know now, after he has been through it. They will not get hurt or injured. They find friends in the Corp who help them through. They hate and respect and love their drill Sargent at the same time. The time will go slowly for you, but quickly for him. What they go through will develop their marine character. I have to say, my son enjoyed bootcamp and finds most of what he is going through now, not as rigorous. None of the guys are allowed to fail at anything, which is a real character builder.
For you, you need to read everything you can about his experience. Write letters daily. Save them until you get his address. If you don't hear from him it is ok. No news is good news. My son only wrote once a week and he never complained. Don't send anything except letters, comics, articles, only what he asks for. You will get through it and then graduation will be the BEST thing ever. Good luck to you and him. The marines really do make men.

Posted by: Mom Laz on 06/07/2011

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Mrs. Bob Avatar

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My son left today for S.C. I am not sure if that will mean he is in with your son or not??? My stomach is in knots......

Posted by: Mrs. Bob on 06/06/2011

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Hilde Henry Avatar

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My son will be leaving from Orlando June 20th, one week later... I would like to keep in touch with you and others also. Thanks

Posted by: Hilde Henry on 06/05/2011

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Mrs. Bob Avatar

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My Son just left today ...he will fly out to Parris Island tomorrow ....

Posted by: Mrs. Bob on 06/05/2011

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