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Read this when my son was at bootcamp in Parris Island. It helped me to read about both what the father and son experienced. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia C. Kelley
6/1/15 - My son arrived at Parris Island for Basic. A friend of ours, whose son is a Marine, suggested that I read this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr.Stanley Toompas
Very entertaining and informative--I went through 13 weeks of Ai9r Force basic many years ago and have a grandson about to go off to Marine boot camp--This book answered most of my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mikeob
As a new MoM (Mom of a Marine) this book was so helpful to me while my son was going through boot camp. For 13 weeks we could only communicate through letters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Spring Shutt
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 6 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