We rented a minivan, and left for PI at 0200 on December 14.
16.5 hour drive, stay the night at the hotel, up early and on base for 0500
We are at the welcome center, just waiting...
Video by dad
Here they come...
The first we have seen of Alan in three months.
Releasing for on-base liberty.
"I made it!"
Colors on the morning of the 16th.
On the parade deck
Alan was well received at the monthly "Gathering of the Gyrenes." About 20 of us "seasoned" Marines meet the third Tuesday of every month for lunch and conversation. Welcome aboard son.
Some words of wisdom from the Gunny.