An Outreach Program of MarineParents.com
To keep informed and "talk" to other parents/grands and family who are going through boot camp and try and help if I can.
As of December 14, 2015 we have a new recruit on his way to becoming a United States Marine. His name is David and although we are not related he is just as much our recruit as the Corporal was.
In my job I meet many high school students. Most are nice, respectful and funny as can be. Some become friends and special. David lives near our home and graduated from the same high school as our Marine. He noticed the many pins on the vest I wear and we started talking…Continue
I joined MFN purely by accident sometime last June 2013. Our oldest Grandson had just shipped out to Parris Island, following in the foot (yellow) prints of my honey. John served from 1968 through 1971 and is a Veteran of the Vietnam war. He is the best man I know and he tried to help me get over my early anxiety about our beloved Grandson being in the military.
So I stumbled into MFN and liked what I found. people like Nanny, my first helper, Jan whose writings are…Continue
On Saturday last I opened our local paper as I always do, to the obituaries, a quirky habit inherited from my Mother. I was saddened to learn of the death of one of Staten Islands most beloved and well known WWII Marine Corps Veterans, James Capodanno. James was ninty-four and leaves behind a wife, two sons , brothers and sisters and a large loving family of Grandchildren, great-Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
What made James stand out among Veterans however is not…Continue
This is really for all Marines and their families but today I would like to send a shout out to India/Oscar company at Parris Island MCRD and Lima company at San Diego MCRD. OOORAH Marines! Today is your day. Today you graduate boot camp, today you really become United States Marines.
Yes these young men and women have already technically earned the coveted Eagle, Globe and, Anchor after completeing their Crucible. Today is the day they are recognized not only…Continue