Re: My son took the oath today...
Yep! Did that. Was 22 y.o. Weighed 117 lbs, (one ib. less and I would have been exempt, but I didn't know that) just out of college and reported to Parris Island, May 9, 1969. They pushed me to go to OCS but I stuck with being a grunt---glad I did. Boot Camp is no fun but, all in all, I'm glad I did it. I found out I could do more things than I thought I could. Taught me a lot and shaped me more towards who I am than I imagined it would. Those guys are tops! Just awsome!
Made some great friends in the Corps---met my best friend for the last 30 years there.
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