Proud father of a future Marine

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  1. OMRebel

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    Just sent my first son, @Xiled off to Marine boot camp. Proud moments make it hard to breath or see...

    God speed, Sam, I love you and I respect you. Go do good, and be good.
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  2. Pastor Chris

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    Outstanding!
     
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    Good luck Sam!
     
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    Indeed a proud day.
    @Xiled , from an old jarhead to a new recruit, I wish you all the best.
    Semper Fi!
     
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    Sam's "Excellent Adventure" is about to begin, good luck and God Bless.
     
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    Good luck and God Bless, Sam! :)
     
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    Good luck Sam
     
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    Congratulations! A very special day.
     
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    Congratulations Sam and congratulations to a proud dad! I thank you deeply and sincerely for your service.
     
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    Your sons choice speaks highly of his character, God bless him. Hopefully you don't miss his graduation. 35 years later I appreciate more than ever my 13 weeks on Parris Island and the following years spent in the Marine Corps. Semper Fi
     
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    Wishing you good journeys and a safe return Sam. joe
     
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    I made the decision to join the Marine Corps in 1973. My parents were aghast and not supportive. Sam can be proud, as can you that your family is aligned and supportive! Congratulations!
     
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    Tell Sam we are all proud of him. May God bless him.
     
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    Semper Fi. I was a month from being done with MCRD San Diego this time 16 years ago. Wether he does 4 years or 40 the title he earns remains forever.
     
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    good-looking son, rebel. joshua 1:9 ...
     
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    Congrats keep you in my prayer.
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    Wow, What a great picture. Godspeed to him!
     
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    Safe journeys Sam.
     
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    I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps 48 years ago, no regrets.

    Sam will be well taken care of and get an education most people never get, or want... "The Few, the Proud."

    I wish him well, and glad to know his father is supportive of his life changing decision.
     
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    Outstanding.

    But his world has just changed !
     
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    A proud day for you and your son. God speed Sam. You have my respect.
     
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    Temporarily leaving one family to join another. :dblthumb:
     
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    Good luck young man....!!!
     
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    Good luck Sam!!! Keep your head down and rifle clean!!!
     
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    Semper Fi Sam!
     
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  28. OMRebel

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words and thoughts. May be a few months before he can read these, but it means a lot and I know he'll appreciate you all.
     
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    Outstanding! Good luck at Boot @Xiled. Congratulations @OMRebel. I remember taking my son Dan to the airport when he shipped to Boot and then being at the parade ground when he earned his Eagle and Globe, a proud moment I will remember always, and one you will enjoy too.
     
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  30. OMRebel

    OMRebel He who piddles Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Update on Sam. He wasnt able to clear MEPS due to a knee issue he had. His Dr. cleared him but they wanted him to be examined by an orthopedic specialist. That turned out to be a good thing because we found out he has a hernia and will need surgery. So Marines will be put off for a while. Thanks again for your kind thoughts.
     
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    Hey! Just got my computer back up in the new house. Congrats to Sam, and hope it all works out for him.
     
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    At least the issues were discovered before actual training. He could have seriously aggravated the conditions.
    Best wishes @Xiled !
     
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