MCRD Graduation Sept 2010

I had to send you a picture of my son Sean M Alexander at the Marine corp recruit depot on family day. His Grandfather Charles R Spring is also a proud Marine from the Korean war. He had went through extensive spinal surgery and spent time in a nursing home trying to recover. We never thought he would get back home, let alone travel across the country to make it to his grandson's graduation. Sean went through boot camp knowing his Grandfather was also working hard to be able to make the trip. Both of these men were motivated to do their best as a matter of pride and honor in service to our country. The Marine corp has been a large part of our family heritage and I am proud to witness such a great reunion.

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A Marine Mom’s Poetry

A Marine Mom’s Poetry

The talk in the service is all kind of new
You march past the flag; they call it “Review”
You stand in a “chow line”
While we site and dine
You polish your boots, call it “spit shine”
When you have to go potty
You use the “head”
You jump into your “sack”
We call it a bed
I’d wake you for school
You wake now for “muster”
At that early hour
It sure is a buster
They gave you a number
In place of a name
But you’ll always be “Gary”
To me just the same
You learn all the jargon
And don’t ever balk
But remember it’s Mom
Who taught you to talk

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Taking Care of Our Marines

Taking Care of Our Marines

mnbluestarmothers.org We are busy with sending cards and packages out to the troops. And as long as we can keep getting donations we will keep sending them. It is a coping mechanism for us back home here. We just received an email from a Sgt. in a hospital in Baghdad who saw our ad for names of service men and women to send packages to. He asked us if we could send some to the names he enclosed as they are single and don’t receive much mail.

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Drawings and Paintings

Drawings and Paintings

Just wanted to share my paintings with your site. I visit here alot.. Our son, LCpl Andru is on his second deployment in Iraq. I started my drawings and paintings to show our pride in our son, the Corps and America. My husband is also a veteran of the Corps. Hope you enjoy these as much as we are. This a picture of my son Andru, OUR MARINE!!
Linda Ditzler

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Thank you to Marine Mom B Lee

Thank you to Marine Mom B Lee

Here is a story from a Mom of a deployed Marine. We have lived in Houston for 20 years and never been to a professional football game. My husband was given a couple of tickets to the Texans football game and we were very excited.

We sat thru the first quarter then the second quarter and I just could not wait to refill my Dr. Pepper. As I stood up and started to walk away, there they were, all dressed up and marching on the field. The announcer proudly announced ?THE MARINE CORP SILENT DRILL TEAM FROM WASHINGTON DC.? After the long applause, the stadium was extremely quiet. The only sound you could hear was the movements of the team. I stopped and almost cried to see these men on the field. I thought about my son so far away and how these men have given up their families to be here completing their missions.

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