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Scarlet and gold running through his veins

Scarlet and gold running through his veins.

Jerome's son wearing woodland camo hat.

Sgt Grit,

I have 5 sons, oldest is 12 and the youngest is 1yrs old. The picture is my middle son who is 6yrs old. Funny thing is, I didn’t even have him pose for this picture. I just asked him to give me the 1000 yard stare. He grabbed my cover, correctly placed it two fingers from the bridge of his nose, popped in to the POA and looked right through the camera and I into my soul. Scarlet and gold running through his veins.

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New Grandson

This is a photo I took of our first grandson (sent with permission). He was born October 9 to SSgt and Mrs Jeremy Messerschmidt. I think his daddy shows a whole new meaning to "the proud" He was 8.5 years of trying and two trips to Iraq before he arrived. I am so proud of my son and his wife, and of our new grandson. What these families give up and the amazing strength they show is a blessing to all of us. The wives and the families stand behind these brave men and support them 100%.

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My Devil Pup

Sgt Grit,

Hi I have loved your newsletters and website. Ever sinec I left the Corps almost a year ago I have wanted nothing more than to get back in (I am unable due to a medical seperation). I wanted to share a story with you. On June 2, I had a beautiful little girl. I was extremely nervous since I was a tomboy growing up. Since she was born my fears have been calmed. She loves to "play" rough and wrestle with her puppy. She is my little devil pup. Both of her parents are Marines and it shows its in her blood. Her favorite blanket is a Marine Corps Blanket my gramma gave me for my graduation. She sleeps with it every night. And recently she has started growling…I find it hilarious.

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Devil Pup Letter

Memories, that will NEVER fade!
A Picture of our son with his daddy's cover on when he was 4 months old.
A very happy day in our life, his graduation from boot camp, Parris Island, The marriage proposal! Then a recent Photo of my husband, and our son. He will be going on his first deployment this August. My son and I will be totally lost without him home. I just wanted to share this picture, and just how cute a father and son can be. Especially with so much pride.

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Lil Will

Hello Sgt Grit,

I am a proud Marine Brat and mother of a "Future Grunt". My son (William Price- aka "lil Will") is the son of Gunnery Sgt. William Price and grandson of Col. John Gautreaux (ret). My son was born on November 10th 2006- & could not have made his dad and granddad prouder to have him born on the Marine Corp birthday! He will share this day with pride with the men & women of the Marine Corp. This is a recent pictures of "lil Will" wearing his Sgt. grit "future Grunt" attire, cheering on the silent drill platoon as they performed at the Sea & Sky Spectacular in Jacksonville, Fl.

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