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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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JW and Mom
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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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Category: Holidays, Military, Videos
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John Mayer Visits Shreveport, La. to Help Build Homes for Veterans [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Despite some recent bad press, turns out John Mayer is actually a stand-up guy. The singer made a surprise visit to Shreveport Wednesday on his way to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to help build a home for a local Army veteran.

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Bossier City Celebrates ‘Month of the Military Child’

The ArkLaTex has long been a hotbed of military activity, predominantly because of Bossier City being home to Barksdale Air Force Base. That's why the month of April's designation as 'Month of the Military Child' is so important to our area.

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Category: Military, Robert & Erin
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Erin’s Shares Her Latest Letter from Marine Son

I've been getting some great letters from my son over the past few days. In his latest letter he talks about the "infamous obstacles".

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Erin’s Marine Son Has Asked for Letters from Home

My son is in his 3rd week of Marine Basic Training and I could tell from his letters that he loves to hear about what's happening back home. I now have his full address and would love to send letters to him from you.

You can send them to me here

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Erin Shares Messages to Her Marine Son

I have gotten so many great messages for my son who is at Marine Basic Training in Parris Island, South Carolina. I did get connected with a great parent website.

He's about to wrap up week 2 and I will be sending him your messages. 

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