Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to reach a lot of people through my blog. I get comments and friend requests daily from mom’s that have sons at boot camp, other Marines, recruits that just joined, and even high-ranking officers that have somehow stumbled upon my story. One of the people that I have met recently is Delando.
Delando is a lot like me. I don’t want to say too much, because I’m hoping that he’ll write a post for me when he returns for you all to read. He is joining the Corps at an older age than most people (like myself), he’s a Christian, and he is also married. Delando has some great first-hand video of his departure to Parris Island Marine Corps Boot Camp from MEPS. It is a great personal look into what it’s like to say goodbye to your family and friends, and head into the future of the unknown. This video is a great inspiration.