Mom of a new female recruit
Posted By: Joice Trout 05-14-12
Our daughter told us last December that she was going to become a Marine. We had always thought she would join the Military, but the Marines was not the service we thought she would join. After much training in PT with her recruiter, she left on April 16th for Parris Island. That was the hardest day of my life! I understand why they do not let us talk to them, but just hearing her voice would ease the heartache. I did have her leave a recording on my phone before she left that I listen to often. We have received many upbeat letters, so that DOES ease the worry a lot! We are excited for her, very proud of the decision she has made and really looking forward to seeing her in July.
I would love to hear from other female recruit parents who left on April 16th. It would be great to share stories!
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