Letter to the Editor

Food is better in basic

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Dear Editor,

Your piece about basic training sure hit the nail on the head ("Basic training will be nothing," Glory Daze; by Gloria Masoner [http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1159278.html]. When I talked to my oldest son when he got out of Navy Boot, he said that "it's like church camp, but the food's better. I didn't learn much except how to fold my clothes the Navy way."

My youngest, who was a terrible student in high school, took several academic awards in Boot and in corpsman training.

I credit most of their success to parental guidance, encouragement and my D.I. voice.

John Everett Goolsby

via e-mail

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