For Parents of Marines

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deployment soon?

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An easy way that YOU can help Gold Star moms and dads

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LES/Leave Days

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Verse of the Day.....

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I Remember When . . .

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Dad's Roll Call Part III

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They Said it would be a roller coaster ride.

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Down Under

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BIG Happinesses

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Proud Parents of Officers

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Anyone else have a Marine in Japan?

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Buying a car

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Leave question

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Let's Make Some NOISE People!!!

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Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) on September 4, 2014 at 8:24pm

Hello folks,

  Please keep voting daily, the margin is very close now!  Vote for a Sgt. in the Marine Corps for American Hero of the Year. Deadline for voting is just a few days (Sept. 6) from now.  The Sgt. is one of five finalists for American Hero of the Year and the only Marine::

Thank you!

Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) on September 4, 2014 at 7:22am

Hi Stephanie,

  Extra Steppers are those recruits that needed to take "extra steps" on their journey to become Marines due to injury or illness.

Check out this poem by Wolfdragon that captures it perfectly.

Comment by Stephanie on September 4, 2014 at 6:00am
What are extra steppers?
Comment by 1~Chickie (Teresita) on September 4, 2014 at 5:58am

Prayer are being sent ~ for the loved one's as well! 

Comment by willow on September 3, 2014 at 10:40pm
Candles lit and prayers being sent!
Comment by nurse janice on September 3, 2014 at 7:32pm

Mike and Extra Steppers- lights are on and prayers are being said for you to come back to us- strong, confident, and with an intense resolve to defend our freedoms.  OOH-RAH!

Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) on September 3, 2014 at 7:26pm

It is time dear Marine family and friends, AND to those that have gone before.  As the Tradition Began with WD, A Marine Family Parent, just like You and Me, and US. WE HAVE A CLASS that are to Begin the Crucible, that 54 Hour Test that Defines a Marine.  As they March into Those Woods, it is up to each of US, To Light a Candle, for it is the single flame within the night that defeats doubt, conquers concern, and brings them back to Marines. During these Next 2 Nights, remember OUR PEOPLE, 3rd Bat. Mike Co. and Extra Steppers, Graduation 9/12/2014, Parris Island…


For this night, our fine Young People, at 0200 do begin... and WE, Very Proud Marine Parents, Aunts & Uncles, Grandparents, Wives, Husbands, Siblings, Children, and Loved Ones, Together, In Unison, can voice uplifting words for Our Marines in these Troubled Times and in our Troubled World, that they may find

  • God’s Grace and Esprit de Corps

  • Strong Will and Fierce Determination

  • Strength, Health, Honor and Courage

  • And always, always Good Luck


For it is that Light that comes, on the Dawn of that Third Day, taking that final hump back to the Prize for all that is.....that Shines over New Marines.


For Courage is endurance for one moment more …Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam.


You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth – and the amusing thing about it is that they are. …Father Kevin Kearney, 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War


Lighting a candle this night,

Jean (1~Littledrip), inspired by Wolfdragon

VPM of Corporal Marine, just back from Afghanistan

~While Two Marines Still Breathe-One is Never Alone~

Semper Fi

Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on August 29, 2014 at 7:41pm
Hi everyone !
Please check out this link to vote for a Sgt. in the Marine Corps for American Hero of the Year. The deadline for voting is just a few days (Sept. 6) from now. The Sgt. is one of five finalists for American Hero of the Year and the only Marine::
Thank you!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by momofDomin8r56 on August 28, 2014 at 12:27pm

Congratulations Marines! Rah!!

Comment by 1~Chickie (Teresita) on August 28, 2014 at 6:44am

Wohoo! Way to go! Congratulations to the New Marines!

Teresita (1~Chickie)

Boot Camp Moderator MFN

VPMM of PFC Patrick



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