MIL Sending him Off in Harms Way

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  1. Parris04

    Parris04 New Member

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    Well tomorrow at 0430 my nephew is off to Army boot camp. I would have chosen the Marine Corps for him, but....LOL....it was not to be.

    I'm very proud of him, I got a chance to see him push harder, and do more than I ever thought possible. This past weekend I pushed him harder than I have ever pushed a Marine or a Soldier before, and he didn't break! I have to admit I sold him short. This is the same kid I have to damn near fight to get out of the bed before 10pm. 20 years old, score in the top 5% of the Nation on his SAT in math, and the top 10% on his SAT in th English and essay portion. He scored a 128 on the ASVAB. He is literally one of the most intelligent young men I have ever met.

    Fitted hat, pants saggin, ear ring in his ear....

    We later spoke. "You didn't think I could take it did you" "No, I didn't, you proved me wrong"

    I trained him. He's had more time with me than any Soldier or Marine under me. I remember I took him to the sniper range and he out scored some of my best shooters. The O course, he aced it. CC Course, done! I hitched his ass up to the repeling tower and I damn near had to pull him of ot it. The problem, he only tried these things after I gave him no other option.

    I know he's ready. I know he has all the knowledge to be successful. He's becoming a man. He's becoming a warrior.

    I'm was sitting here watching TV with him and it finally hits me....

    He's becoming a man. In today's climate I am potentially sending him off in harms way. Potentially sending him to "deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat." To kill and possibly pay the ultimate price for his country. Regardless of ones job when it all boils down to it we are warriors first, and he is becoming a warrior.

    I feel, hmm you know..
    ....that feeling that I can only assume many parents go through. I feel pride, fear, excitement.....I'm worried....and I have to be honest.


    ...I'm a bit sad.

    So last night before I hit the rack, I kissed him as I always do, and held him a little tighter than I normally do...

    This morning he asked me "...are you going to kiss me today"

    "...this morning I'm going to shake your hand, you have earned it" "...when you graduate, though its not something Enlisted normally do to other Enlisted, I will salute you"

    I called his mother and step father told them my thoughts....them bastards said....

    "....big ass Marine getting ready to cry" fukkaz

    PaRrIs
     
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    Well good luck to him.
     
  3. tunes

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    only thing that sucks about that is that he is going to go into basic with a chip on his shoulder....might do him more good :dunno:
     
  4. Parris04

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    God I hope so,

    I hope he goes to MO, thinking he's the hottest shit God ever created...

    ...so he can get his own wonderfuil heeping helping of Army ego destroyer pan cakes. But, he's not that type of kid.

    ...use your man voice when being spoken too
    ...sound off 100% when you need to
    ...be accountable for your equipment and your buddy
    ...know when and where to Volunteer
    ...when getting yelled at ignored the sound, but listen to the message.
     
  5. WildBull

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    sounds like he could be more of a 'leader' type. Why not send him to ROTC?
     
  6. MassiveGas

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    becoming a man :lol: i'm more of a child now than ever was
     
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    yea if hes so smart why hasnt he been in college? also what MOS is he goin in?
     
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    Yeah why no college?
     
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    So joining the military is the opposite of smart? He's starting his Sophomore year at Morgan University.....he's a semester ahead, so he should be able to get through Recruit Training, and AIT and catch back up in January.

    ...he going in as 25U.
     
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    He will get in after he comes back from AIT.

    PaRrIs
     
  11. WildBull

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    You don't need to sign your screen name after every post.
     
  12. Julius

    Julius Guest

    he made a good choice. that's the most versatile signal MOS available.
     
  13. Parris04

    Parris04 New Member

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    and you don't need to comment when I do it.
     
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    I think you are right.

    You are right there are young Soldiers at the Pentagon that have the same MOS. Some work in OPS and some work for the SYSOP staff...and there is a guy I went to phase I BNCO that has the same MOS and he works for (WHCA).
     

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