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Keeping Faith
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A must-read for recruit parents. Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story About Love and the U.S. Marine Corps, by Frank Schaeffer, John Schaeffer. Paperback.

This book helps parents understand the variety of up-and-down emotions of Recruit Training, a/k/a Marine Corps Bootcamp.  It's written in alternating voices by eighteen-year-old John and his father, Frank, Keeping Faith takes readers in riveting fashion through a family’s experience of the U.S. Marine Corps. From being broken down and built back up on Parris Island (and being the parent of a child undergoing that experience), to the growth of both father and son and their separate reevaluations of what it means to serve. From Frank’s realization that among his fellow soccer dads "the very words ‘boot camp’ were pejorative, conjuring up ‘troubled youths at risk’ " to John’s learning that "the Marine next to you is more important than you are," Keeping Faith is a fascinating and personal reconsideration of issues of class, duty, and patriotism. But as John and his fellow recruits battle to make the cut—and John’s family struggles to deal with the worry and separation, it is also an extremely timely, moving, and wonderfully written human interest story—a moving chronicle of love, duty and patriotism in contemporary America.

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0786713089
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
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    Great read-good help
    I bought this as soon as I knew my son formally enlisted. He leaves this weekend for boot camp and I am now using this as a week by week review so I have a better idea of what is happening. While possibly not as up to date anymore, the information is excellent. Helps mom to anticipate!
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