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A life changing experience

 

Enlisting in the Marine Corps was the best decision that I made in my young adult life. I had no sense of direction and I felt as though I was just wasting time and not making any forward progress with my life.

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Never A Doubt

 

I have tried my best to teach my boys what I consider to be the foundations of life. Not just know the difference between right and wrong, but live it. Honor God, honor your family and honor yourself.

Author: Father of a Marine

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My son, My Marine

 

My son joined the Marines in 2006. I was floored. We had no military in our family at all so this was out of the blue. Best decision he ever made.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Once A Marine, Always A Marine

 

To all parents who's son or daughter is joining or thinking of joining the Marines. Is one of those life changing experience. Before I joined the Marines I was a knucklehead that was always getting into trouble.

Author: Former Marine

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Son left for Parris Island 9-13

 

Hello, I'm a Marine Recruit Mom...seems kind of weird saying that but as all of you are, I'm quite proud of the decision my son made. Would love to hear from other folks whose loved ones are in the 3rd BN, Mike Company. David, my son is in Platoon 3097.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Family Affair

 

When our son enlisted we had NO idea what we were getting into!! He leaves for boot camp 3/26/12 & already the family welcome has been overwhelming!! Not only HIS life is changing, but OURS as well. We have no blood family to speak of here.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Boot Camp Leaving

 

I recently got engaged to a USMC, and I wanted to share my story...

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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Discussion Topics

 

Becoming a Marine can be a life-changing decision, and it’s perhaps one of the first adult decisions your son or daughter will make. Talking about it will help you understand his or her reasons to become a Marine.

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PANAMA MARINE

 

I joined the Marines in January 1971 on a delay program and entered boot camp at MCRD San Diego on June 30 of that year two-weeks after graduating from high school. I think I always wanted to be a Marine.

Author: Former Marine

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Guidance

 

My son just left for Parris Island on 2-6-11 the last 6 months have been difficult for him and I.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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