UPDATE: Marines - I need your help

UPDATE: Marines - I need your help

This is a discussion on UPDATE: Marines - I need your help within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I realize it has been a looong time(May 23rd was the last post in the old thread) so for those who barely remember, or have ...

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    UPDATE: Marines - I need your help

    I realize it has been a looong time(May 23rd was the last post in the old thread) so for those who barely remember, or have no idea whatsoever, here is the old thread in a nutshell...

    My 17(then 16) year old son wants to be a Marine. Having no military background in my family, I came to the one place I knew would give me a lot of advice. Most of it pretty sound Anyway, he applied to the Naval Academy, for NROTC scholarships, and was looking into enlistment. The USNA was where he really wanted to go so we concentrated our efforts there.

    It's been a long road, but with his God-given abilities and an enormous amount of prayer...

    HE MADE IT!! We found out yesterday that he received the appointment to the Naval Academy!!! We are awaiting the last hurdle - that of the Superintendant signing his waiver, but we have been told that that is really a non-issue at this point.

    Thank you to everyone who gave us their .02, and especially for those who held him in your prayers!
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    Congratulations, be proud!
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    i wasn't around back then...but congrats! it's always great to see a dream like that achieved
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    Congrats. That is a fantastic achievement.
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    Thanks!! I am more proud than words could ever express!!
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    Outstanding, congratulations!

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    Hello and congratulations.
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    Congrats to you and him both.

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    Ya'll better put your shades on, because my smile's gonna blind ya!
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    Pass congratulations on to your son, he has become one of the few.......
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    Thats awesome. Annapolis is an a neat place. I spent a few years there myself.
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    Outstanding news!!! Any hopes for a Congressional letter, so the ride would be paid for by us and not sending you or your boy (sorry, young man) in to debt?
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    I'm not sure I understand what you mean Paco...can you elaborate?

    What were you doing there Sixto? schooling or teaching?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Pass congratulations on to your son, he has become one of the few.......
    While it is a great step forward and you should be very very proud of him, he is in no way shape or form a Marine. He is a plebe, which is a long ways from a Marine. He has 4 years of tough training, to include 8 weeks at OCS to prove himself.

    When they hand him his Eagle, Globe and Anchor upon graduation, he will be come a Marine. Until then he is short of that high mark.

    I wish him luck and health in his quest to become a Marine.

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    Well said Chrizo, it's a title none can claim until they earn it. But getting into annapolis is no easy feat either. Best of luck to him there.
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