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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