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snypr
02-05-2009, 6:36 AM
Well a few weeks ago my son joined the marines (infantry). He already went through MEPPS and his date to go to boot is 4/6. As parents, we are nervous...as a dad, very proud.

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02-05-2009, 7:02 AM
Awsome, Good luck to you and him.

snypr
02-05-2009, 10:55 AM
Thanks Stick....

its funny as the older that i get....the more i feel the need to do more for the good of our country....if I wasnt 40 years old.... knew then how I would feel now......my future paths would be different..Much love and respect to our armed forces....

Gunaria
02-05-2009, 11:05 AM
I and others here are grateful your your son's service.

snypr
02-05-2009, 11:09 AM
thanks guys...i apprecite all your support...

thebloodsonthewall
02-05-2009, 5:29 PM
I am getting ready to go to the hotel right now, I am going to MEPS tomorrow morning. I don't ship out until July and I am going in the Army. I wish him and you the best of luck. :)

Prowler
02-05-2009, 10:43 PM
I'd be proud and nervous too. You should be very proud!

USN CHIEF
02-06-2009, 1:57 AM
its funny as the older that i get....the more i feel the need to do more for the good of our country....if I wasnt 40 years old.... knew then how I would feel now......my future paths would be different..Much love and respect to our armed forces....

You Sir have done way more than many other Americans can ever dream about doing for this Country. You have raised a fine young man with lots of balls to join the Armed Forces and before you know it, you will be one of the few father's of a U.S MARINE. I salute you Sir on a job well done.:patriot:

SJgunguy24
02-06-2009, 3:36 AM
God Bless your son.



From a thankful American citizen.

TakeFive
02-06-2009, 8:39 AM
Your son will never regret this decision. For an awesome experience, attend his boot camp graduation. There's a lot of family support here: http://www.grunt.com/
Tell your son thank you for his service and best wishes to you and your family.

9M61
02-06-2009, 9:55 AM
He's making a great decision and I thank him. I still regret not joining when I had the chance.

ghostwong
02-06-2009, 1:57 PM
I second that! Thank You for raising such a fine young man!! I and others here are grateful your your son's service.

cleanguy46
02-06-2009, 2:18 PM
Thank you for your son's commitment to serve his country. You must be very proud and we all appreciate him defending our freedoms!

Colt
02-06-2009, 4:14 PM
I know exactly how you feel. My son's birthday is tomorrow, and he's spending it in Iraq. It's very strange. He's been gone almost a year, and only has 12 days to go...

Anyway, my thoughts and prayers will be with your son and your family. Pride and nervousness can coexist. Remember to tell him you love him every chance you get.

indetrucks
02-06-2009, 4:25 PM
Good on him and you have every right to be proud!

snypr
02-13-2009, 12:14 PM
Thanks guys, all your support is putting me more and more at ease. I really apprecite all of your comments. Im going to forward this link to mama also so she can read it. Thanks again all of you.

MiniFan
02-13-2009, 2:29 PM
few are whilling to go infantry. you will definatly see a difference in the way your son carries himself after he is finished. I'm proud for him. 11 bravo all the way.

wcnones
02-13-2009, 2:58 PM
Write him every day! And DEMAND that his friends do the same!

The worst part of boot camp for me was mail call - watching my DI's hand out 3 or 4 letters to individual recruits each day always made a knot bulge in my throat when I'd get nothing -- never thought to tell my parents or friends that they should do it.

It'll be the high point of his day, no matter what you say in the letter. That's the most you can do for him, and while it may seem negligible, it is the only think he wants each day.

Give him a big hug and a hearty pat on the back from me - 77 days goes by real quick and nothing will make him more proud than earning that exceptional honor of wearing an EGA. It is for life, and it is something no one can ever take from him.

snypr
02-14-2009, 6:15 PM
sounds great wc, we will write to him a lot.....he is a good boy and we will sure miss him.

EOD3
02-14-2009, 6:59 PM
If basic now is anything like it was in my day, he'll come back a full grown man. Referring to him as a boy, good or bad, may annoy him a bit. :)

The Soup Nazi
02-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Write him every day! And DEMAND that his friends do the same!

The worst part of boot camp for me was mail call - watching my DI's hand out 3 or 4 letters to individual recruits each day always made a knot bulge in my throat when I'd get nothing -- never thought to tell my parents or friends that they should do it.

Definitely the truth. Getting something every mail call was probably one of best morale boosters at boot camp.