My son called tonight, he has his bus ticket home and we should see him tomorrow.

One journey has now ended, and the next to start soon.

Sad and excited at the same time - sad he was injured and unable to heal in the time required to get back into a platoon and graduate to be a Marine. But excited to see my son again after 4 months.


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Blessings to you guys!
What type of release did they give him? What type of injuries did he have? My son is in MRP.

I am so happy you will have your son home for the holidays!

My son is home, no longer a recruit.  He looks good and has a lot to say. Has learned a lot about himself.

As with some others, there seems to be a 'circumstance of timing' at being sent home.

My son had stress fractures in the tibia that didn't heel quick enough to get him back into a training platoon; we haven't gone over paperwork yet, but he says as of midnight last night he was released and something about convenience of the Marines.  He can re-enlist after 6 months if he so desires (with a medical waiver).

For those who still have recruits in MRP, my best wishes they recover in a timely manner to get back to training.

For those with sons/daughters in RSP / PEB; I know the roller coaster ride there too. And with your child a safe return home.

I am sad that the journey has ended, but grateful my son seems to be okay with the way the journey ended - no hard feelings.

Wishing you all happy holidays.


My best to him. And hope he doesn't quit chasing his dreams. As I always tell my son ,to fight for what you want. God puts our faith to test over and over. Please thank him for his service no matter what his has done more than a lot have eave tride.
By any chance was he at parris island if so he was with my som. RCT L.

Hi Big Papa, yes he was at PI.  I'll ask him if he knows RCT L.

I don't recall what injury your son had to end up in MRP


Knee dislocation.

Help my son is in peb at this time and I don't know what he will face. You can contact me at alt email for my phone number.

He goes into surgery on Monday .is sent home what benefits do the get ? Please any guidance would help

Kind regards

We'll he did MRP and rehab it went back in and boom it happened again. He says they are going to add a ligaments to the inside and attach it to the top of knee cap with disallowing screws. They are saying his knee cap pocket is shallow..thus is why he's thinking this way.i was told by recruiters this was non diqulifing. He's worked so hard as many others here. He doesn't want to come home.



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