This post has been a LONG time coming. I have not been in the mood to post. A lot has been going on this last year or so, some good, some not so good. But rather than dwell on the negative, I want to congratulate my son who became a UNITED STATES MARINE this morning!
He left for the Marine Corps boot camp on December 17, and has been participating in "The Crucible," a field exercise that lasts for 2 1/2 days and is the culmination of everything he has learned thus far. This photo was posted by someone with an inside connection who was there as they finished.
Here they are, listening to a motivational talk given by one of the Drill Sergeants. After this, they were supposed to have had a "Warriors' Breakfast" to make up for the lack of food they have endured (3 MREs for the duration of the exercise).
I will be flying out to San Diego next Wednesday to attend his graduation. Not so frugal, but I won't miss it for anything!