Monday, December 13, 2010

My Marine Monday

Not a whole lot to report.  A few texts this week, a facebook message here and there.  I was kind of getting sad until this evening when an unknown number appeared on my phone and lo, and behold, it was 'dawg!

Sunday night he and the other boys he is hanging with while waiting for MCT training were assigned to an Infantry group to do field experience.  'dawg and his group are the enemies and have been exchanging fire (blank rounds) with the infantry group so that the infantry boys get training in all scenarios. 

He is LOVING it!  He's firing an AK47, launching grenades and literally living like a taliban enemy to engage with the Marine's and hone their fighting skills.  It is an entire makeshift town, they have identies, and jobs.  Their "wives" show up tomorrow.  He is learning a lot!  I can only imagine this will help him when he does his own combat training.

Our chat was very brief, but at least I knew where he was and what he was doing and it was fantastic to hear him happy.  He even is wearing a 'mandress' right now!  I am demanding pictures!!

Anyway, at least he's doing something very productive and not only serving his brothers in the corps but better preparing himself.

My BFC send me this video - and I LOVE it!  How fitting after my call tonight!



Also, I have a story featured over here if you are interested

Semper Fi

12 comments:

Missy said...

I love these posts! I hope you will share the mandress pic! LOL

gigi said...

I read your article on the Marine page. It was wonderful, good job Marine Mom.

Missy said...

Excellent post!
And, yes I am crying again.

Dillon goes to MEPS next week and may know a date then. I am not coping too well...

tammy said...

Love it. Glad you got to talk to him. Now off to read your other post...

tammy said...

Damn it....I got teary eyed again too, just like Missy.

LKP said...

oh-hohoho, what news!!!
that's awesome. so glad he's getting this opportunity. you're right, all this experience will prove crucial. so rad. :)

" Hit It......." said...

I cried as well...lol.

Mamafamilias said...

Wow.

Mamafamilias said...

By the way, how was conference with Elder Holland?

Pedaling said...

an unknown phone number...
a surprise call...
All is well.

Garden of Egan said...

Love it!!!!
It's gotta be sorta fun ya know, launching grenades, shooting stuff and a lot of yelling. Sounds like a day in the ER.

I'm so proud of Corbin! He's a handsome Marine!

Plain Jame said...

So happy you got a surprise phone call from him. He's a great marine! My gramps was one, and it takes a huge heart and dedication (and a teensy bit of crazy) to shape into what he has so quickly. LOVE IT!