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MCRD Parris Island: March 1, 2013 - Echo & Papa Company


MCRD Parris Island: March 1, 2013 - Echo & Papa Company

For family and friends of recruits in training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island for graduation with Echo & Papa Company on March 1, 2013. 

Ship Date: December 3, 2012




Members: 63
Latest Activity: Aug 27, 2013

Welcome to the Echo & Papa Co, March 1, 2013 Group!

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Cynthia as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.




Discussion Forum

Welcome Echo & Papa Company

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by Delana Aug 27, 2013. 1215 Replies

Missing you Guys!

Started by Delana. Last reply by Delana Mar 21, 2013. 4 Replies

Platoon 2018

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by Delana Mar 12, 2013. 368 Replies

SOI (MCT/ITB) -- The Next Step

Started by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 4, 2013. 0 Replies

Platoon 2021

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by mommamont-Barbara Feb 24, 2013. 134 Replies

AND IT BEGINS...THE CRUCIBLE..Echo/Papa companies

Started by 1~Nanny (Alice). Last reply by ourgalsal Feb 23, 2013. 41 Replies

Platoon 2016

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by howard Feb 22, 2013. 103 Replies

Platoon 4007

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by Rottie Feb 22, 2013. 26 Replies

Platoon 4006

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) Feb 20, 2013. 24 Replies

Platoon 2017

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by Marinemompks Feb 18, 2013. 28 Replies

Graduation Presents

Started by GG(Gail). Last reply by wolfdragon Feb 11, 2013. 22 Replies

Platoon 2020

Started by 1~Mom-NY (Maria). Last reply by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) Feb 2, 2013. 48 Replies

link to pics

Started by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) Jan 30, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by baracutta53. Last reply by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) Jan 20, 2013. 3 Replies

Mail question

Started by Marine friend. Last reply by wolfdragon Jan 15, 2013. 17 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 6, 2013 at 1:16pm

Enjoy those last few days before your new Marines (OohRah!!) report to SOI. Check this discussion so you know just where you can connect with other members next. :) See you all in the SOI group......!!

Comment by BearFam91910 on February 14, 2013 at 12:19am
Thank you!
Comment by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) on February 11, 2013 at 7:56am

They can leave as soon as they graduate. So a lot will be home the 1st or as soon as their transportation gets them there.

Comment by BearFam91910 on February 10, 2013 at 11:13pm
When will Papa co. Be home..ish? I know graduation date is March 1st, so maybe the 2nd or 3rd?
Comment by wolfdragon on January 2, 2013 at 6:45pm

All right, People: As I have done in the past and will continue to do as long as able, I ask all that have gone before and all those, like you, that are yet to come, to join in Prayers for GOOD LUCK for the Fine Young Recruits of Lima Company, that will begin their march Into the Woods that is the Crucible, and the defining moment that Makes a Marine this night at 0200.

For it is the combined strength of us all, in our prayers, that Makes them get thru this together, as WE fellow Recruit Parents, and Marine Parents Pray.

A Marine is Made by Three Things:

1.  The Will of God

2.  Their Own Personal Will and Determination

3.  Blind Luck.

The Lord Has the First

They Have the Second,

And So, we do our part, and Pray for GOOD LUCK!

For it is on the Dawn of the Third Day, that Marines March out of the Woods.

Semper Fidelis, and Thank You


VPF/VPAF of 5 United States Marines.

Comment by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) on December 29, 2012 at 12:24pm

I thank you both for your service to this country!!

Comment by wolfdragon on December 28, 2012 at 9:47am

Semper Fidelis, Brother!  Indeed.  Honor and a privelege to be among you all.


Comment by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) on December 28, 2012 at 9:27am

Thank you WD and Crawfish...i don't know what I would do without you guys and your first hand wisdom!

Comment by wolfdragon on December 27, 2012 at 10:07am

Marine Thing, Cynthia :)

We got your back, always.

Glad your getting out of sickbay, sorry you got the ugly crud!


And so you all that are just into it now, thought I might drop what your people will all come to know as true come late February. As Golf and Papa Know and on and on.....

This is where they Get to:




My Voice is Hoarse, my Laughter Rare;

A Bullet Ant Bites Like Hell.

A Fire ant is just a Pest,

And Sand fleas now - just like the rest.


The Pit, the screaming, now makes me smile;

Get bored, do something, cuz it’s been a while.

CS Gas to clear out the Crud,

But God I do so hate the Mud.


Spring Break, and a jump into the Pond;

To be a Duck and Go Beyond.

Just another thing, just another Day~

How We go on to Our EGA.


And Rifle Week, one shot one kill;

In rain and wind, and nerves and still-

Good To Go, and with my Friend,

My Rifle, My Corps, to the Very End.


Take my teeth, small price to pay;

Cuz now I get Light Duty Day.

Reading letters, quick Moto a breath and then

I Love YOU ALL, we’re back at it again.


Now Table Two, the time is Near,

But We are a Team Now, with Nothing to Fear.

The Devil Known, and in my Sight,

BWT, when we learn of the Night.


So One last Task now just lies ahead;

As into the Crucible we shall be led.

Fear Not, We got This, and Ready to Play

To Become a Marine on that Day of Days.



VPF/VPAF of 5 United States Marines

Comment by 1~NCMarineMom(Cynthia) on December 27, 2012 at 9:46am

i appreciate all of you guys help! I have had the flu for 6 days! Trying to get back into the swing of things a little at a time!


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