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Erin Heads For Parris Island and Finds Her Dad’s WWII Bronze Star

As all our regular listeners know, every Father's Day Erin writes - and reads on the air - a letter to her Dad, John, who passed away in 1987. In it, she tells him about the changes in her life, about her two sons, and the latest news concerning her Mother. 

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Erin’s Son Completes Marine Boot Camp ‘Crucible’

Erin's Facebook post Saturday was quite simple: 'My son finished The Crucible at Marine basic training. So proud!' On his own Facebook page, commenting for the first time in more than three months, Erin's son wrote: 'Finished the crucible unbelievably! I'm now a United States Marine. Miss you mom and dad. See you Thursday!'

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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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Just 3 Weeks Til Erin McCarty Heads Off For Son’s Marine Boot Camp Graduation

She says Mother's Day was the hardest, 'the first I've been without both my sons. But now there's just three weeks to go!'

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Erin’s Son Sends Thanks from Marine Basic Training

My son is now in the homestretch of his Marine basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He sends thanks to all of my friends and listeners who have kept him in your prayers these past couple of months.

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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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Erin’s Son Has Been at Marine Boot Camp for 10 Days Now

My son has been off to Marine boot camp for 10 days. It does get easier with each passing day, but it's still so tough to wonder what's going on in his life. I have had no contact with him since I gave him a big hug at the airport on Monday of last week. I wonder

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Thanks for All the Messages of Support for My Son

My son has been gone for 2 days now and I have already written him a couple of letters. I can't mail them because I don't have his full address yet. That bothers me. I'm told I should be getting a full packet from my son within the next week. I so look forward to that. I'm

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My Tearful Goodbye to JW as He Ships Out for Basic Training [PHOTOS]

My eyes welled up as I saw him sitting with some new buddies at Shreveport Regional Airport. JW was more concerned about me at that point (he hates to see me cry). Then we just talked.

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