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Much like when a parent has a recruit at boot camp, the book starts off somewhat slowly. Later, the transformation of both parent and recruit becomes tangible and more interesting.Published 2 months ago by Jim Lacourse
I would give this book six stars if possible.
It is a bit dated (enlisted in 1998, but published in 2003), but the book covers what happens when a non-military family... Read more
A must reaf for anyone with a son going into the Marine Corps.Published 9 months ago by Royal H Fowler
I read this while my Marine was going through bootcamp & was happy to learn that I was not the only person dealing with the feelings that I was feeling. Read morePublished 11 months ago by P. McLaughlin
This is a wonderful and heartwarming book. Anyone who has a son or daughter entering the Military should read this book.Published 12 months ago by Myrt
Being an old Marine myself from the 1960s, I can relate to most things Marine, but I was not overly impressed with this book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Old Marine
As the grandparent of recruit who is presently on Parris Island, I found this book an extraordinary guide to what my grandson is going through. Read morePublished 19 months ago by N. Goldwater
I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for my son in law who is an ex-marine having served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sara McMurry