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For Grandparents of Marines and Recruits

This group is a place for grandparents of Marines and Recruits to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.





Members: 215
Latest Activity: May 6

Welcome to the Grandparents of Marines & Recruits Group!

Discussion Forum

Graduation Day

Started by Miss Terry. Last reply by Miss Terry Jul 20, 2015. 3 Replies

San Diego

Started by mydonna. Last reply by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) Oct 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Mother's Day 5-12-2013

Started by WDWBILLY. Last reply by Joe's Mammoo May 12, 2013. 1 Reply

Graduation Oct 19th

Started by junebug. Last reply by WDWBILLY May 11, 2013. 2 Replies

Daughter got a letter today!

Started by arkansas grandma. Last reply by 1~Good2GoMom (Barb) Dec 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Delta Co

Started by sircasius. Last reply by arkansas grandma Dec 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Delta Co. Plt. 1069

Started by arkansas grandma Dec 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Fox company

Started by Deb. Last reply by cosmetology1967 Nov 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Campground on Parris Island

Started by budman. Last reply by budman Oct 17, 2012. 1 Reply

3rd Batallion MCRD Parris Island SC Graduation Nov 21, 2012

Started by jbarr74. Last reply by 1~sdstatemom (Denise) Sep 17, 2012. 8 Replies

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Comment by grandma9 on July 3, 2015 at 8:17am

Hi meemebop, after reading your concerns I had to respond. My Marine, my 18 year old grandson graduated PI boot camp last August. Those 13 weeks were tough for me not knowing what my he was going through. When the day came that we could finally see him the transformation was totally amazing. He went into boot camp as a typical teenager and emerged a Marine. Self assured confident and so totally proud of himself as we all were. From PI he went to Missouri and has now been stationed in Japan.   

Comment by karebare on July 3, 2015 at 8:05am

We were so anxious. Many good tears shed. By that time we had missed him so much and not being able to communicate during that time amplified our feelings. I think boot camp also serves to help the family with things to come.

Comment by MeemeBop on July 3, 2015 at 7:49am
Thanks, karebare for your input. You and your marine sound like me and my grandson! It's great isn't it? Yes, I will be at the graduation in October. The entire family already have our hotel reservations! I wish we were going already ha ha. So looking forward to it.
Comment by karebare on July 3, 2015 at 7:38am

It is very tough. One of the physically hardest things he will ever do. I can tell you my marine came out of it a bit physically battered, but very confident and proud of himself for completing it. It's a beginning for him. Like you,  my marine is my grandson and I am very close to him. Will you be able to go to his graduation? It is a beautiful experience to see the transformation and all these young women and men.

Comment by MeemeBop on July 2, 2015 at 7:55pm
I'm getting a little anxious and thinking about nothing else but my grandson leaving for PI on Momday 7/6 for boot camp. I have been reading a lot of comments from parents about the training and the difficult days ahead. The crucible scares me! Can someone put my mind at ease? My grandson is like my own son. I love him so much!
Comment by Kiawahabaco1 on July 1, 2015 at 8:31am

These young men following their dream, their goals!  This is a big, big decision in their lives.  It changes their lives and our lives forever!  The disciplines and values they learn will everyone they meet a better person.

Comment by karebare on July 1, 2015 at 8:08am

It is so wonderful to feel that pride for your grandson.

Comment by MeemeBop on June 30, 2015 at 5:29pm
My grandson is leaving July 6 for boot camp in Parris Island. We are so proud of him. Will miss him but know he is accomplishing what he has wanted to do for some time. He can't wait!
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on May 24, 2015 at 7:21pm
Welcome proudgm !

I'm sure your heart is pounding with excitement and July 2 can't get here soon enough. If you need any help finding any groups or have any questions let us know. We're glad you found us !!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by proudgm on May 24, 2015 at 2:28pm

Just now joined the grandparents group.   I know that we are all proud. My grandson graduates July 2.  My heart is just pounding  with excitement  for this.    Plt 1053


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