Letters TO Boot Camp

Rct. Joshua West, a 19-year-old from Carrollton, Ga., receives mail from his senior drill instructor Feb. 8 during mail call.

After receiving a letter from my young cousin from Parris Island I felt it only right I return a letter to him at boot camp. Besides, sending a recruit a letter addressed from a SgtMaj is too good an opportunity to pass up: J, No doubt by now you’ve discovered Recruit Training is nothing like […]

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Letters From Boot Camp 3

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Recently, my young cousin graduated high school and shipped of Marine Corps Boot Camp in Parris Island. I can tell you I had no overt influence on this decision and was actually surprised the lad had any interest in being a Marine. I can only assume family lore about my adventures, or more likely blood […]

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