Monday, August 25, 2014

The Few. The Proud.


GA got the news yesterday: my nephew passed 'The Crucible' making it official: he's a Marine!
The Crucible is a test every recruit must go through to become a Marine. It tests every recruit physically, mentally and morally and is the defining experience of recruit training. The Crucible takes place over 54-hours and includes food and sleep deprivation and over 45 miles of marching. The Crucible event pits teams of recruits against a barrage of day and night events requiring every recruit to work together to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and help each other along the way. 
My sis tells me the temperature with humidity factored in was 118° F, the next day was 115° F... oh, dear!  Well, he made it and Aunt GA is proud... he's tough, smart and brave.  Love ya, kid.

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  1. OO-rah! Parris Island builds Marines. Congrats to your nephew. Semper fi.

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to hear his stories. His drill sergeant called him "crack baby" and "hooked on phonics." OO-rah!

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