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Son went into Marines

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theincometeam, Aug 24, 2012.

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  1. theincometeam

    theincometeam Newbie

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    Last week, my son went into the Marines at 17.

    I am both proud and scared at the same time.

    More proud though.
     
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    your son has some courage...you should be proud of him
     
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    I think choosing to focus on the greater course is more worthwhile than letting your fears weigh you down. As your first experience, I think its also normal (for any first time parent with a child in the military) and you may get a little used to it if you maintain positivity and continue praying for him. Maybe in a month or so, you would be relieved when you receive some video clips on how he's doing...so be proud because the country is also proud of him :)
     
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    That is great as it was his decision. Be proud of him.
     
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    Although I share thoughts with IamNRE, if his reasons were pure then you have reason to be a very proud father
     
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    I wouldn't be able to do this but that some great stuff. and be proud of him
     
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    @theincometeam, you have every right to feel PROUD of your son! He has decided to serve his country in a way that very few (overall) do. Both you and him should be proud of that. Ignore those that try and politisize the discussion - it isn't about that at all - it's about him doing what he felt was right.

    SEMPER FIDELIS!
     
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    Regardless of all this junk that people are polluting this thread with...theincometeam: you raised a good child and letting go of your child, whether he be going into the Marines or just moving out of the house to another state is going to be difficult. My friend just got out of boot camp and said it wasn't nearly as bad as what they make it out to be. The only real problems are the pay and the fact that a lot of the soldiers don't have the mental strength to stick it out.

    Don't sweat it, that won't help. Realize that your son has triple the courage that it took you to let him go. That alone can get him through anything.

    If you need to chat with someone about it further and you don't want it seen on the boards, feel free to flood my PM box.
     
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    I have deleted my posts because it was not very nice of me to post my political views in this thread, when all the OP wanted to do was share his joy and pride he was feeling for his son!

    My apologies OP.

    All the best to your son!


    Lonny, I see ya when I see ya, partner!
     
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    Political discussion is not allowed on BHW.

    Thank You In Advance For Your Cooperation - "Wiz"
     
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    Regardless if I agree with the governments decisions or policies, I have TREMENDOUS respect for anyone who is willing to give themselves to a greater cause. It's a selfless act, and it should be commended.

    May your son stay safe.
     
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    woud never go into the marines... there's water and sand involved... fk that
     
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    You know there are 2 diffrent points.One site should make you proud of your son but the second site should make you ask if it really was smart to join right at the moment the marines where the next wars are being prepared and i'm not talking about syria or iran.He could pay for it an extremly high price which the past showed to us (and what for ?).
    I really wish your son the best of luck and that he will never have to do anything shady during times in marines.
     
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    Proud to him ;)

    BTW:
    one of my friend elder brother leave the US Army and Jumped into IM World :D
     
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    Regardless of your political persuasions you've got to give these kids a lot of credit for doing what they think is right. I wish your son the best!
     
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    Does he have any goals in mind for his military career or just joined up as something to do?
     
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    theincometeam,

    Congratulations to both your son, and your family unit as a whole, for the superb
    job you all did in raising a selfless individual. As a Marine Corps veteran (along with
    quite a few others on here), I applaud you son's decision to serve. Regardless of
    the times of strife, the days of finishing boot camp and shipping straight out to a
    combat zone are all but finished... they learned their lesson on doing that back in
    Vietnam.

    I am a combat veteran, and can say emphatically that it was the best decision I
    ever made. It all begins on those yellow footprints, and he is sure to be well trained
    and highly disciplined prior to leaving MCRD Parris Island as a United States Marine.

    If you ever need to chat about how best to support him, I'd be more than happy
    to entertain your questions/comments/concerns.

    They do accept care packages which include those little Gatorade jugs, Avon-brand
    Skin-So-Soft (that juice is about the only thing that keeps sand fleas at bay), and
    welcome the shipping of stamp, envelope, and generic writing paper for the sending
    of letters back home to family and friends. It will all likely be community use, by
    direction, but is always appreciated by all.

    Again, congratulations to you all, and let not your heart be troubled. All will be well.

    May the Marine's Prayer comfort you and yours:
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    marines.mil/news/publications/Documents/NAVMC%202747.pdf

    Semper Fidelis,

    ~ T
    E-5/USMC
    1998-2003
     
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    Tell him to be careful about what he posts on Facebook. Everything is wonderful... Google Brandon Raub.
     
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    I wish your son a peaceful term in the marines. Much respect to him, and to you "his father" who obviously raised a good young man :)
     
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