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Old 31 July 2019, 12:09
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Originally Posted by MBTex View Post
Thanks Guys. Mom is taking it hard. He should be somewhat accustomed to the heat growing up in Southeast Texas.
My mom was in tears and my dad was laughing on the pre-dawn morning the recruiter picked me up. That image is fixed in my brain, both standing on the porch bathed in light while the recruiter backed out of the driveway. The last words I remember my mom saying, were to the effect of and directed towards the recruiter, "take care of him." That just caused my dad to chuckle even harder. Next time I saw them was at Benning in the area of my OSUT company on the day before graduation. Both are long gone now...
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