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SON IN 1st RTBN, CHARLIE CO., PLT #1073

Posted By: ROBERTA MILLER 08-05-11

 

Our son wasn't sched. to leave for Boot until Aug.1, two days after his brother's wedding (July 30). On June 29, he rec'd a phone call that his orders were changed & he was leaving 7/11 BEFORE THE WEDDING.

CAN"T BE- HE'S THE BEST MAN.

Well, long story short, he left 7/11 amongst a river of our tears. I made a video toast before he left & we played it at the wedd. reception. Everyone cried. We learned that this is life, MARINE LIFE. We are intensely proud of him, but he will be forever absent in family wedding photos.

And the Marines will always have a place in my heart, but a slight sour taste in my mouth. I could understand if it was his only chance to go then, but there is a new recruit class starting almost every week. Why couldn't things just be left the way they were sched?

Love my son and so proud of him. And I miss him more than I ever dreamed. But we will get thru this.

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this is really sad..my boyfriend also headed to parris island on 7/11..i got to admit it, it must be harder for you, he is your son..and it's really tough..i spent every second of the day with my boyfriend before he left, and just not having him here from one day to the other really hurt, i just love him so much!
i hope you hear from your son often, i just got another letter from my boyfriend a couple of minutes ago!
hope you get through this soon, just think of family day and graduation!

Posted by: Cindy Osegueda on 08/12/2011

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