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Kid writes home after joining the marines and it goes viral

Pedro Marrero
Dec 27, 2018
06:51 A.M.

There are still people out there who question a woman’s capacity to endure the hardships of military life, but this young lady made it all sound so easy for her in a hilarious letter she sent to her parents.

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This is the story of a country girl who left home to join the Marine Corps and found her training and work with the Army not as tough as she imagined, comparing it with her farm work and dealing with her two brothers.

While showing off how easily she is surfing her first months in the Corps, she also inspires her brothers to follow her example. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa

This viral story told by its own protagonist has come to us via Bored Daddy and we wouldn’t want our readers to miss it.

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"Dear Ma and Pa:

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

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I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late.

Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing."

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"Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there’s warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee.

Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much."

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"We go on “route marches,” which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different.

A “route march” is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why."

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Source: Freepik.

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"The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home.

All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes."

"Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like fighting with that ole bull at home."

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"I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6″ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8″ and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

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Your loving daughter,

Alice."

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It might be funny, but Alice’s letter is full of truths to reflect about it during this special season.

If you are sensitive about stories involving US Army families, you need to check what happened to a couple of newlyweds when the husband, an Army veteran, boarded a flight in his uniform.

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