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When my brother left for SOI training, he flew back the afternoon before he had to report. As he was getting ready to leave, my mom reminded him to be careful in the airport…Blog Lessons from Deployment: Freedom Becomes Pers 20 Likes 17 word letter home Only 17 more days until boot camp is over,but who's counting...since the day my boy left I check the mail same time daily before I even park. Instead of taking his letter home to read it I never… Blog 17 word letter home 2 Likes
PFC Aloha is now LCPL Konnichiwa as he is off in Okinawa now.
I don't mind. I'm glad he's on the other side of the world. Not that I don't miss him. I miss him.
But…Blog LCPL Konnichiwa 7 Likes Here's to another 4 yrs!
Well it has been 4 long yrs with you being so far from home. During that time, you've gone through 1 deployment, gotten married to a beautiful and wonderful young lady and done things you couldn't…Blog Here's to another 4 yrs! 1 Like We Got Drafted, But We Still Have to Play: Ma
I don't know why, but lately I've been thinking about what it takes to survive as a Marine parent. Maybe it's because my son's second deployment is coming up, and I can feel that low-grade…Blog We Got Drafted, But We Still Have to Play: Ma 18 Likes
My it has been a long year here in 29 Palms. Full of milestones and happiness. Over the years we had heard many stories about 29 Palms and how horrible and desolate life is here in the "Stumps."…Blog Finding the Desert 8 Likes
Pfc Phonewrecker, is now Pfc Lava Dog. He's having a good time on "not quite" the other side of the world. And I felt bad about giving him some bad news.
It's hard enough …Blog It's just a cat 2 Likes
I was having a discussion with my daughter, Soccer Girl, at Thanksgiving time. She had chose to go to college in a land far, far away. To her mind, it was practically Canada, to mine, it was…Blog The Touchstone Called Home 14 Likes
1. Much like a new baby--a new Marine sleeps 22 hours a day
2. A new Marine inhales his food-despite the repeated letters home that said, "I just want to eat a meal,…Blog 10 things I learned 10 days after leaving MCR 5 Likes
I've been talking to a lot of Recruit parents lately, and having "flashbacks" to January 2009, when we dropped our son off at the Recruiter station to be sent to MCRD San Diego via MEPS. Seeing…Blog The Marines Got My Son. All I Got Was this L 80 Likes WOW! I'm a Veteran: A chronicle of my first
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…Blog WOW! I'm a Veteran: A chronicle of my first 7 Likes
Wow, so much can happen in such a short amount of time. Our family is once again a new fish in a big pond. That pond is 29 Palms (which actually isn't a pond at all since we're smack dab in the…Blog Lots of Changes and Military kids 2 Likes
I remember that day ....the day when I received that scripted call about an injury discovered just a day before the Crucible, the day I stopped marking the days off the training matrix. Everything…Blog The Other Side of MRP/FRP 15 Likes
On Monday, January 5, 2009, my son left for DEP, on his way to MCRD San Diego. The Friday before that, we threw a big party for him in a freezing cold warehouse, 80+ of his family and friends,…Blog Look Back, Look Forward, A Resolution 10 Likes
Old Corp humor
Lt. O'Bannon was sitting at a candle-lit table with a feather pen and an open ledger before him. He was recruiting the world's first U.S. Marine Detachment. The first potential…
David let me post his essay about “The Cost of Education” which is about the perseverance it takes to become a Marine. That particular trait is not new to any of you. I am, however, going to add…Blog Perseverance and Bureaucracy 4 Likes
I had something else queued up for this morning’s missive before someone sent me the attached video link. After watching it, I began to reflect on what this holiday is really about – less about…Blog Memorial Day Video 9 Likes