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RedNeckRaider
04-28-2005, 11:34 AM
Very hard to keep the game face on, but did. The father in me is proud, the dad in me is scared shitless.

King_Chief_Fan
04-28-2005, 11:35 AM
Very hard to keep the game face on, but did. The father in me is proud, the dad in me is scared shitless.
prayers for RNR, his family and especially his son.

Pennywise
04-28-2005, 11:41 AM
He'll be just fine.

What branch did he go in?

RedNeckRaider
04-28-2005, 11:45 AM
He'll be just fine.

What branch did he go in?
Army he is going to be a Combat Engineer Airborne

Phobia
04-28-2005, 11:45 AM
He's a decent kid, especially since he's a Chiefs fan.

He'll get yelled at more in the next 2 months than cumulative his entire life, but he'll be fine.

Iowanian
04-28-2005, 11:47 AM
I'm sure its tough for you. You should be proud of him. Thank him.

My brother has been on leave and heads back to beautiful downtown Sadr City Friday. He said Bootcamp and airborne aren't hard....just a gut check. Keep the letters going out and he'll be fine.

RedNeckRaider
04-28-2005, 11:47 AM
He's a decent kid, especially since he's a Chiefs fan.

He'll get yelled at more in the next 2 months than cumulative his entire life, but he'll be fine.
He will like boot camp a hell of a lot more than he likes the Chiefs!

Pennywise
04-28-2005, 11:50 AM
Army he is going to be a Combat Engineer AirborneWell then I really like him now. As soon as he graduates AIT and before jump school, ask him one simple question.

"Whats that thing that holds up a chickens nasty ass?"

It won't make sense now but will later when he gets his wings pinned.

Phobia
04-28-2005, 11:54 AM
He will like boot camp a hell of a lot more than he likes the Chiefs!

You mean he didn't tell you before he left?

You'll probably get a letter about it. He's one of the biggest Chiefs fans on the Planet, goes by the name "Special Ed".

Warrior5
04-28-2005, 11:55 AM
He will like boot camp a hell of a lot more than he likes the Chiefs!

Really? Well then I hope Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is his Drill Sergeant, and that he cleans latrines until he pukes.

Seriously, he'll be fine. Write him often; it's the best morale booster a recruit can have. God bless him and you.

Warrior5
04-28-2005, 11:56 AM
Well then I really like him now. As soon as he graduates AIT and before jump school, ask him one simple question.

"Whats that thing that holds up a chickens nasty ass?"

It won't make sense now but will later when he gets his wings pinned.


Dirty, nasty ____.

Ari Chi3fs
04-28-2005, 11:57 AM
Send him Chester McGlockton Football Cards... he will like that.

Good luck RnR Jr.

Gravedigger
04-28-2005, 11:57 AM
I remember when I was dropped off for Boot Camp three years ago... it's pretty harsh at first but hell get used to it the mental part is the hard part.

Dartgod
04-28-2005, 11:58 AM
I don't blame you for being both proud and scared. Tell him thanks from all of us. :thumb:

RedNFeisty
04-28-2005, 11:58 AM
Stay strong dad. Remember his first day of school, first date, first time taking the car keys; this is just a bigger scale. Best of luck to the proud father!!

bogie
04-28-2005, 12:02 PM
Congratulations on raising a son that cares. Please thank him for us and do write him often.

Pennywise
04-28-2005, 12:03 PM
I remember when I left for Basic. The bus broke down on the Interstate and we had to wait like 5 or 6 hours before they picked us up.

It wouldn't have been so bad if it were not for the fact that it was only 12 miles out of ****ing town. It was like being broke down on a bus at the end of my driveway.

ROYC75
04-28-2005, 12:06 PM
Been there buddy....... It will be OK.

JimNasium
04-28-2005, 01:06 PM
I'll never forget getting off of that bus as we arrived in bootcamp. Talk about intense. :shake:

Rain Man
04-28-2005, 01:18 PM
I always mix them up. Boot camp is the military, and band camp is the music, right?

Good luck to him. I hope he's been practicing his pushups.

tomahawk kid
04-28-2005, 01:19 PM
You should indeed be proud RNR.

Everything will work out.

Skip Towne
04-28-2005, 01:31 PM
I hope your boy realizes he is one of the dumbest, most worthless people on the planet. Cause they will remind him of it several times per day.

Mr. Kotter
04-28-2005, 01:40 PM
I hope your boy realizes he is one of the dumbest, most worthless people on the planet. Cause they will remind him of it several times per day.

It's a part of the "tear 'em down, to build 'em back up" routine....

It's perplexing and offensive to "free spirit" types, but serves a legitimate purpose of building a real concept of self-esteem (as opposed to the imagined one, handed to kids but not earned....so common today) and confidence that one can do whatever one sets their mind to. In the military, that's a valuable mindset.

Pennywise
04-28-2005, 01:43 PM
I always mix them up. Boot camp is the military, and band camp is the music, right?

Good luck to him. I hope he's been practicing his pushups.

No, band camp is Navy.

mikey23545
04-28-2005, 01:44 PM
Thank him for me, RNR...

And thanks to you for raising a good kid....

ENDelt260
04-28-2005, 01:44 PM
No, band camp is Navy.
We don't have to hear Fraz's flute story, do we?

MOhillbilly
04-28-2005, 01:48 PM
yup.

Skip Towne
04-28-2005, 01:54 PM
The hard part for me was having someone with an IQ of 80 questioning my intelligence.

Pennywise
04-28-2005, 01:55 PM
We don't have to hear Fraz's flute story, do we?

:)

Hats off to ENDelt for busting in with the first skin flute joke...

MOhillbilly
04-28-2005, 01:58 PM
The hard part for me was having someone with an IQ of 80 questioning my intelligence.

yeah my dad was a math major and said the samething.
One officer told him to polish his jeep and the old man recited the rules and regs. against such conduct.

Frosty
04-28-2005, 02:01 PM
I'll never forget getting off of that bus as we arrived in bootcamp. Talk about intense. :shake:

No kidding! :eek:

For me, the hardest part of basic was the fact it was in Georgia during the summer. Like Hell, with more humidity.

Gav Daddy
04-28-2005, 02:02 PM
Very hard to keep the game face on, but did. The father in me is proud, the dad in me is scared shitless.

all of our troops are in my thoughts and prayers every day.

Radar Chief
04-28-2005, 02:33 PM
Heíll be all right RNR, and like others have said send him letters often. Youíd be amazed at the moral boost getting news from the outside is.

go bowe
04-28-2005, 02:47 PM
congratulations, pop... :toast:

you have a right to be proud...

best wishes to your son... :toast:

(basic was a very long time ago for me...)

Rain Man
04-28-2005, 03:01 PM
The hard part for me was having someone with an IQ of 80 questioning my intelligence.


Were you not allowed to ask him to use smaller words?

Radar Chief
04-28-2005, 03:10 PM
Were you not allowed to ask him to use smaller words?

You can askíem anything you want, as long as you donít mind beatín your face all day.



Thatís Army talk for doin pushups until the drill sergeant gets tired.

BIG_DADDY
04-28-2005, 03:34 PM
My sister leaves for Iraq June 6th, I know how you feel. Best of luck to your son, his life is about to change big time.

Mr. Kotter
04-28-2005, 03:36 PM
Were you not allowed to ask him to use smaller words?

Skippy Gump.... ROFL

chiefs4me
04-28-2005, 03:38 PM
You can askíem anything you want, as long as you donít mind beatín your face all day.



Thatís Army talk for doin pushups until the drill sergeant gets tired.




they used to tell us..where are you from and you would say..then they would say drop and puch your way home.ROFL

chiefs4me
04-28-2005, 03:40 PM
RNR best wishes to your son..God Bless him also. My oldest son has 2 very close friends in the service, and one was just home on leave and then we had to send him back out again. They aren't mine but being around them for 11 years while they grow up makes them seem like mine.......so remember that your son is in my thoughts.

big nasty kcnut
04-28-2005, 04:11 PM
RNR best wishes to your son.

RedNeckRaider
04-28-2005, 09:20 PM
Thanks all for the kind words, I will pass them on to my son. It has been a tough day as my son and I have always been very close, thanks again for the thoughts.

stevieray
04-28-2005, 09:26 PM
Thanks all for the kind words, I will pass them on to my son. It has been a tough day as my son and I have always been very close, thanks again for the thoughts.

:clap: Wow. Just wow.

You did good, man.

Count Alex's Wins
04-28-2005, 09:31 PM
Is that where they make boots and other footwear?

stevieray
04-28-2005, 09:32 PM
Is that where they make boots and other footwear?

in your case, it's where they put a boot in your azz.

Bwana
04-28-2005, 09:54 PM
Best of luck to him RNR, I know he will make us proud.

trndobrd
04-28-2005, 10:59 PM
Congratulations RNR for raising a son who has stayed out of trouble and has decided to serve his country. You should be very proud.

He will get plenty of 'love' from his Drill Sergeants, but letters from home will be a big morale boster. Army basic can be tough at times, and terribly boring and mundane at others. If you don't hear back for streches don't be suprised, just keep sending notes.

stevieray
04-28-2005, 11:12 PM
Mail Call can brighten even the dreariest of days. Care packages are like winning the lottery.

trndobrd
04-28-2005, 11:24 PM
Mail Call can brighten even the dreariest of days. Care packages are like winning the lottery.


Unless Drill Sergeant Jones makes you throw all your goodies away. Or, worse yet, makes you push while everyone else chows down on your pogey bait.

Gav Daddy
04-29-2005, 02:04 AM
stand tall and be proud. i am sure your boy will be o.k.......

he comes from good stock..................

Sparhawk
04-29-2005, 07:40 AM
My daughter is a Cook in the Army currently stationed in Afghanistan. Your son will hate Boot Camp with a passion and will want to come home very badly. Nearly everyone hates it though. After that it won't be so bad. My daughter got to spend several months in Germany, so maybe like her you're son will get to see a little of the world and have a litle fun too! In any regards, tell your son to keep his spirits up, and that he's in our prayers!