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 22 days 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 22 days 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 1 month 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 5 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