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Photo of US Marine on Wife’s Back Goes Viral

My son is a United States Marine. He will leave for his first major assignment in a few weeks. I know this CNN story would bring a tear to my tough Marines eyes. An Idaho couple makes you believe that true love does exist.

The photo of the former Marine on his wife's back has gone viral and is hitting the hearts of thousands.

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My Son Is Off to His Marine Assignment, But We Had a Little Fun Before He Left

JW flew out of Dallas on Monday evening to report to Camp Geiger in North Carolina for about a month.

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Video of My Marine’s Graduation from Boot Camp Is Very Emotional

I've been sorting through all of my videos from the trip to Parris Island, South Carolina and this one gets me every time. You can see my son's Platoon (1042) saluting while the Marine Band plays the National Anthem

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My Son JW Cox Learns the Beauty of the Military Discount

My oldest son, who is now a United States Marine, is in the final days of his 10-day leave and he's been catching up with all of his friends and family.

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My Son Talks About the Marine Boot Camp Experience, Says ‘It Was Tough’

My son stopped by the studios to thank the KVKI listeners for all the prayers, letters and support he's gotten during his 13 weeks at boot camp. If you missed the show this morning, here are some of the stories he told us.

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Erin’s Son Says Thanks for All the Prayers and Letters

My son is now a Marine and he does not have too many chances to wear his dress blues. He wanted to wear them over the weekend, so he took his friend to Ernests for dinner.

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My Trip to Parris Island to See My Son JW for the First Time Since He Left for Marine Boot Camp [PHOTOS]

Last week, I made my way to the US Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC. It's really hard to describe the emotion. I am so proud of my son, JW Cox III. He is now a United States Marine.

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Erin’s Son Graduates from Marine Basic Training on Friday

This is a big week in my family as my son will graduate from Marine Basic Training on Friday in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here are photos of the meanest looking Drill Instructors I could find.

JW has endured 13 weeks of grueling training

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Erin McCarty’s Letter to Inspire Her Son

My son is about to enter his final week of Marine Basic Training and I have been doing a lot of thinking about him and how much he reminds me of my father.

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Erin McCarty Finds Pictures of Her Son JW Cox at Marine Basic Training

I really don't know how to explain to you how these photos have affected me. My oldest son, JW has been in South Carolina for the past 10 weeks going through Marine basic training. I have had no contact with him

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US Marine Holds Umbrella for President Obama — Awkward Photo of the Day

What do you do when you're the Commander-in-Chief of the largest, most sophisticated military force in the world? You ask members of it to hold the umbrella for you during a press conference, of course!

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Celebrate Military Spouses Day With These Touching Reunion Videos

This year's Military Spouses Day falls on May 10, and I wanted to take a minute to thank all of the wives and husbands who are back at home while your better half is deployed. You don't get nearly enough credit for all of the sacrifices you have to make to be the wife or husband of a soldier.

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