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New Navy Recruit
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Maggie/TX    Posted 08-22-2003 at 05:01:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here's a picture of one of our newest Navy recruits. She got married on June 30 and this picture was taken right after marriage at the courthouse in Oklahoma City. (Married an Air Force guy stationed there.) She "shipped out" for Great Lakes, IL on August 12. Prayers and positive thoughts for her safety will be much appreciated. This is my "baby" so I guess my job of raising kids is pretty much done. Her name is Marie.


KellyGa    Posted 08-23-2003 at 08:09:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prayers and good wishes are coming to you from here. She is a brave soul. She is a beautiful young lady! Best Wishes to you and yours.


LSailer    Posted 08-22-2003 at 19:04:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know how very proud you must be of your beautiful daughter. She was arriving at RTC about the same time my son was graduating. He went in on June 16, just a few weeks after his high school graduation, and graduating from basic on August 15. We are so proud of him. He has been sent to SC for training at the nuclear school and he has been recommended for officer school following the nuclear training. I have always been proud of my children, but when I stood there at his graduation ceremony, I was just overwhelmed. I thank God everyday that we have young people like the ones we've raised.
Congratulations, Mom.


LSailer    Posted 08-22-2003 at 19:06:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I forgot to tell you that we are from TX also. So, howdy neighbor!
By the way, I don't know if you're aware of it, but the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes has a website that you can follow week by week exactly what type of training that your recruit is doing. It was nice to have some idea of what my "baby" was doing.

Lockie


Maggie/TX    Posted 08-22-2003 at 19:57:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi neighbor and fellow Navy family! Yes, we just got the letter from RTC this Monday with her address and the info pages and the website, but Marie had found the website for me before she left and emailed me the link. I've been going through it a little at a time, in between writing her letters. We printed out a whole sheet of 30 address labels with her address and are working on at least one of us writing her every day. Even her 22 yr. old brother wrote her, but Lord knows what he said. LOL!

I think she is supposed to go to Pensacola after she graduates basic. At least that was the plan to start with, but I suppose that could change.

It's a pleasure to *meet* you, Lockie!


Lockie Sailer    Posted 08-23-2003 at 08:15:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maggie,
It's nice to correspond with you. I know that she will do great. The letters from home mean so much. I know because I was in the Army. My son said that the saddest thing that he saw while at RTC was during mail call for the guys that never received mail.
Take care and send your daughter my best wishes.
Lockie


Ret    Posted 08-22-2003 at 08:12:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
beautiful girl you have there. Let us hope she is always safe


~Lenore    Posted 08-22-2003 at 07:02:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is such a sweet picture of "Ree".
I am sure she will do great;
she is a very smart girl.
I will be remembering her in my prayers.
Keep us posted, Maggie.


WOW!!    Posted 08-22-2003 at 06:18:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm always tickled when a "good kid" enlists in any Service...the most honorable and worthwhile job in the world.

I don't have to tell you to be proud cuz I know you are, but I'll ask you to pass along to her that she should be proud always of what she is doing.

thanks for sharing, it made my day!
tom a


Ron,Ar    Posted 08-22-2003 at 05:36:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like ya did a good job raising her Maggie. I spent some time at Great Lakes myself, she gets used to it it'll be ok.


LH    Posted 08-22-2003 at 05:28:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Goodluck and Godpseed to your daughter Maggie. I hope she has completes her tour safely


Richard    Posted 08-22-2003 at 05:20:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I did 6 years in the Navy, and looking back, I would do it again if I was 18. I guess she has a plan about how to be married to an out of service man, I stayed single through my enlistment.


Maggie/TX    Posted 08-22-2003 at 09:04:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks all for the good words. Yes, Richard, she has more plans than E. F. Hutton. She's always been the brains of our outfit and such a good kid that I often wondered how she could come from me. ;)


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