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Posted: 4/16/2017 4:31:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 4:36:05 PM EDT
[#1]
Congrats man! I went through in August at the peak of the heat. Lots of memories of making it rain inside a squad bay because it was black flag conditions. From a veteran Marine to a future Marine, thank you to your son for your service!
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 4:40:42 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/16/2017 4:51:08 PM EDT
[#3]
It's good to see all of those youth out there. Makes one feel good about the future of my Corps.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 5:06:19 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/16/2017 5:06:50 PM EDT
[#5]
OP, the proudest day of my life was watching my oldest march across the parade deck at PI graduation.  Well, maybe the combat action decorations he received in the tours to follow.  God bless your son and your family, and yes there are still a few left!!! Semper Fi
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 5:09:53 PM EDT
[#6]
Ask your kid to get you one of those stickers.....



I put mine on my other computer that I take to Starbucks.

It invites comments from Marines and Parent's of Marines.  Good starter for coffee shop talk/subject.   The LIBTARDS can FOAD.

Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 5:33:44 PM EDT
[#7]
Tell you son - thank you for putting his ass on the line now so my old ass can sleep at night. 
<------ Retired Navy
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 5:52:34 PM EDT
[#8]
I just went to my son's graduation at Parris island two weeks ago.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 6:09:01 PM EDT
[#9]
I was never a Marine but I served with Damn good ones.
Be proud pop.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 6:31:13 PM EDT
[#10]
Congrats.  I remember the day my oldest son marched into the hall at Great Lakes.  What a splendid day!

It was assumed that his younger brother would join the USMC.  He was in drill in MCJROTC in high school and was squared-away.  The problem?  He discovered pussy before enlisting.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 6:48:12 PM EDT
[#11]
My wife and I went to a graduation at PI Friday.

She's Navy, and said she felt honored to be there.

Not gonna lie, it did choke me up for a moment, even though I'm a Hollywood Marine.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 6:59:37 PM EDT
[#12]
From an old Marine to a soon-to-be Marine: Semper Fi and welcome to our Corps.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 7:23:39 PM EDT
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From an old Marine to a soon-to-be Marine: Semper Fi and welcome to our Corps.
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I'll second this!  Reading about all the shit heads out there, the cry babies and the safe place children, it is good to know there are still folks out there that both believe in our country and are will to put their ass on the line for their belief(s).  Hard people doing hard jobs ...........
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:12:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:17:18 PM EDT
[#15]
lol are those pushups or downward dog?
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:20:33 PM EDT
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lol are those pushups or downward dog?
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If you look closely at their feet it looks like their starting or stopping mountain climbers.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:21:41 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:22:05 PM EDT
[#18]
Best of luck to your son.  Military is a blast and a lot of good memories
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:22:38 PM EDT
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I just went to my son's graduation at Parris island two weeks ago.
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Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:24:19 PM EDT
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My wife and I went to a graduation at PI Friday.

She's Navy, and said she felt honored to be there.

Not gonna lie, it did choke me up for a moment, even though I'm a Hollywood Marine.
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Glad you had a good time. I hope my info didn't steer you wrong.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 8:46:17 PM EDT
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Glad you had a good time. I hope my info didn't steer you wrong.
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quite the opposite.  very much appreciated. getting there early was the key, stands full at 0730.

Bug spray was great. (even if a brand new giant aerosal can emptied in my motorcycle top box the next day)

We didnt mess with the 20 car long visitor line, membership has it's priveleges
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:05:14 PM EDT
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It's good to see all of those youth out there. Makes one feel good about the future of my Corps.
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This.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:06:12 PM EDT
[#23]
Well, I'm sure you must be proud. Good for y'all!

Anybody who wants that recruiting duty can have it.

That little girl in the last pic looks awful lonely. I wonder if one of those recruiters is her dad.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:10:01 PM EDT
[#24]
The drill instructor standing in front of all the civies while they're in the front-leaning position of rest:  "JUST FUCKING BEGIN!!!"

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Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:50:25 PM EDT
[#26]
I went to my son's USMC graduation March 31 at MCRD SD. I had also been to a poolee family function. I have video of him being yelled at while doing pushups. I told him I had never him do so many so fast with such good form while yelling "Yes Drill Sergeant!"

When I saw the class of 407 Marines graduating, it made me think there is a chance for that generation after all. Another cool thing I saw at the graduation were 8 (or maybe 9) of the new Marines also swore in as U.S. citizens. Two from China, two from Mexico, one from Colombia, one from U.K, one from Mongolia and I can't remember the other(s).

Thank him for his service.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:55:41 PM EDT
[#27]
West Coast Style USMC Graduation at MCRD San Diego, CA.  Yup...it had rained that morning.  Jan. 13, 2017.




Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:55:55 PM EDT
[#28]
Be proud my friend you did a good job raising a fine young man.

My proudest moment was being able to pin my airborne wings on my son in 03.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 10:01:01 PM EDT
[#29]
Watched two nephews graduate PI.  They were growed up after the U.S. got done with them!  Please pass on my gratitude to your boy for serving!
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 11:00:42 PM EDT
[#30]
Semper Fi Mac!
You done good dad!

Tell the future Devil Dog that I appreciate his upcoming service.

Is he going to be a Mud Marine or a Wing Nut?
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 11:01:55 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:30:48 AM EDT
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I went to my son's USMC graduation March 31 at MCRD SD. I had also been to a poolee family function. I have video of him being yelled at while doing pushups. I told him I had never him do so many so fast with such good form while yelling "Yes Drill Sergeant!"

When I saw the class of 407 Marines graduating, it made me think there is a chance for that generation after all. Another cool thing I saw at the graduation were 8 (or maybe 9) of the new Marines also swore in as U.S. citizens. Two from China, two from Mexico, one from Colombia, one from U.K, one from Mongolia and I can't remember the other(s).

Thank him for his service.
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I was at the same graduation.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 4:16:42 AM EDT
[#33]
God speed to Dog1 Jr.!

I wish upon your son a most anonymous bootcamp experience with no training injuries.
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