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Health Concerns

DEALING WITH WEATHER:

Thanks to Dennis Younklin for this info:

During the summer months it can get brutally hot and very muggy. For example, 98 degrees and 100% humity! Heat index is very important on Parris Island. Its on the coast and people from the north should take caution and check weather very closely when traveling to Parris Island.

For weather information in the Beaufort area visit http://www.beaufortusa.com/weather1.htm

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The Douglas Visitor's Center has a limited number of wheelchairs available if you need one.


Sorry, Max. As you can see, I've copied this verbatim from your website but I couldn't have said it better!

If for ANY reason, anyone is going out that has a difficulty with a LOT of walking, I recommend taking a wheel chair with you. I know you don’t want to go around in a wheel chair, and I can appreciate that. If for any reason you can't handle all the walking, one of two things are going to happen.

1. We all sit together and no one see anything, or

2. You stay behind while we go see everything.

Now, which one of those things do you think that new Marine wants? NONE OF THE ABOVE. He wants everyone to see everything. Believe me, if anyone needs a wheel chair, that new Marine will take care of pushing it because he has been taught two things - BE IN CHARGE - TAKE COMMAND. How is one way he can make sure everyone gets to see everything?? If HE takes over and pushes that chair, and he WILL do it.

Keep one thing in mind…this is NOT double time. We can sit and rest when we need to but there is still a lot of ground to cover. If there is the slightest question, TAKE ONE! After you get there and decide you really didn’t need it, so what? It had a round trip ride to Parris Island. You just check it through on the airline like a piece of luggage. Be SAFE, not SORRY.


 

   

 

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