A quick introduction...I am Gretchen Miller
aka One Proud Marine Mom AND One Proud Air Force Mom. I live
in Saint Joseph, Missouri and have worked with Max Beerup
over the last 13 years helping him with the website for "The
Other Boot Camp" aka San
October 2004 I visited San Diego to attend one of the graduation
ceremonies. During my stay I had the opportunity to meet dozens
of parents that had visited the San Diego Graduation website
and were sincerely thankful for the information it contained.
While I had been contemplating a website for Parris Island,
it never seemed to be a priority until I met these wonderful
families and discovered just how helpful this type of information
is. So for all the families of Parris Island Marine Recruits,
here is some information on my experience at Parris Island.
I didn't have a website like this when my daughter graduated
in January 2003. I jumped in blind and hoped for the best.
If anyone has information that you, too, feel would be a
helpful addition to this website, please do not hesitate to
This is, after all, by and for friends and families of Marine
And last but not least, congratulations to your son or daughter
who is currently being trained to be the best of the best,
the truly elite. They have much to be proud of and so do you.