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At 6:13am on August 6, 2014, raisedhimright said…

Hi Double Dad,

   Thanks for the kind words.  I went along and read your story about your DI.  Fabulous. You have a way of making the whole thing visible to the reader.  Thenks to your Marines for their service and to your family for their support.


God Bless and Semper Fi




PMG'MA of LCpl. Kevin

Joshua 1-9 

At 11:02am on September 2, 2013, wellspoon1 said…

DoubleDad, really son #2 a DI.!!!!!!!! Very cool !!!!  Your MARINE is learning how to make MARINES!!!!!!!  OohRah!!!!!!!! Gotta keep me posted and would love to have a Photo of your MARINES and your DI in his campaign cover... We have a DI in our family and I just love that picture of him!!!!!  Congratulations!!  Btw, yes read your comment on ProudDad's post of "MARINE Corps"....

Donald in Philly

At 4:27pm on December 1, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

Oh and by the way, I'll be joining the 'DoubleDad' ranks next year... Wife and I signed consent forms today for son #2 to head off to PI next year.....!!!!! He is looking forward to it... But if I keep having moments like Monday Night Football, I'm liable to pass out from the excitement!!!!!

At 4:23pm on December 1, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

Hey DoubleDad... Thanks for reading... Had to share the experience. took three days to stop crying long enough to write about it... LOL!!!!  Seems to have touched a chord... Lots of response... Knew you all would get it.

At 8:34pm on September 2, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

Been a while since I've seen you here, but thanks for reading. Glad you liked it.

At 9:55am on July 25, 2012, proudMOMof2MARINES said…
Thats two fine young men you have there, Double Dad. :)
At 7:29am on July 6, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

Hey Double... been a while.. Thanks for reading my blog post.. Glad you like it..... Had to share it with everyone, because I know you all probably would not have missed that opportunity either.......

At 1:48pm on May 11, 2012, Born2x said…


Thanks so much for the website links. I will be sure to look those up!

I so agree; the ride gets pretty scary sometimes, but it is worth it. There are definitely parts of the journey that are painful and difficult, but there are also so many moments of joy: family trips to see our son, care package packing for his deployed Marine brothers, the treasured text, phone call, or picture from him, and the blessing of so many wonderful new friends within the military community and here on MFN. We are thankful for the ways we have matured as a family and for the new perspective that we have gained. God is faithful, and we are so grateful that He walks beside us and gives us the strength to keep going.


At 11:37am on May 9, 2012, Born2x said…

Thanks Bob. It is def a new phase in the journey....and one our family is not super familiar with! He said his unit isn't allowed to bring phones with them (not sure if that is general protocol or specific to command), so no communication for 6 weeks. My son's MOS is machine-gunner, so I am sure he will "enjoy" doing the live fire exercises. I agree with you- Marines def like to be where the action is!

Do you have any websites (or any other sources of info) about EMV that you would recommend? Not sure how much info the Corps gives out about  pre-deployment training because of Opsec...

On a side note, thank you for all of the blog posts you have written. I have found them helpful, and I appreciate your willingness to share your experiences, as well as those of your Marines, with us. When you get a chance, please tell your sons "thank you" from a grateful Marine family. We so appreciate what they have sacrificed for our country; we will never forget.

Semper Fi!

At 2:25pm on February 6, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

Your are welcome!!!!!! We must support each other.....

At 12:10pm on February 6, 2012, wellspoon1 said…

DoubleDad.. Wellspoon1(Donald) here,, from Philly,PA.. As a proud MARINE DAD myself, I read your response to AtlantaMom(BARBARA).. You were right on the money... It amazes me still, the strange things people say when they find out that our children are MARINES... And "How could you let them do that?".. That one makes me laugh... They say these things as if 'WE' have failed our children as parents and 'WE' must not love our children as much as they love their children because they would never 'let' their kids become MARINES.... If they felt just a little of the pride we have in our children for becoming MARINES they would quickly change their tune!!!!!!  SEMPER FI !

At 2:56pm on November 7, 2011, Liberty Belle said…
Thanks, Double Dad, for sharing your thoughts at the Marine Moms Cafe. You are always welcome there! :)
At 9:21am on August 19, 2011, pookeybear1971 said…

Thank you for sharing this story! It has really put things in a new prospective for me! My son is at  boot camp and has been for 19 days now and I think I needed to hear all of this! Thanks again!


Good Bless Our Marines!


At 8:09pm on June 18, 2011, ProudMomNMiss [Pam] said…
Bob, you & Julie absolutely write the best blogs/posts. Keep 'em coming!!

God Bless Our Marines!
At 4:12am on June 1, 2011, Cattleman2010 said…

Hello Double Dad,

I really enjoyed your blog piece on Tattoo's. My son had never been one to get them until he became a Marine. Now he has 3 or 4 in just a year. I curious, How do you get your pictures at the top of your page. I still have not figured that one out. I know it has to be in the customize section. Just don't know where.


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