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of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized
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designed to give you
all of the information
you need to prepare
for the graduation of
your Marine from the
Recruit Depot in
Parris Island, SC. If
you cannot find
something you need,
contact Gretchen to
see if she can help
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 Recruits.
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.