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Parris Island 7/17/2011
Posted By: Patricia Hamilton 07-18-11
My son Joe left fo Parris Island today...Joe has talked of wanting to become a Marine for a couple of years now and I'll admit I wasn't crazy about it at first, but after talking with him a lot I realized that he truly felt that this was his "calling". So last August, his father and I signed the early delayed enlistment papers as he was only 17, and had to finish high school. Joe graduated from high school in June, and has been preparing to leave for the past few weeks. It was so hard for me to say goodbye today, and I miss him so much already, but I am holding on to the fact that this was his dream and his courage and commitment to go after it is something that I have to support. I am looking forward to the phone call, just so I can hear his voice.
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