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My son flew out of SJ for Chicago on 2/17, and is on Ship 9/Div. 138.  I still dont know his graduation date.  I assume it will be 4/15 or 4/22. 


His dad and I haven't been together for years, so hoping he sends the info we need to both our addresses.  :(

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We have not gotten the letter about graduation yet either.  Log is Ship 9/Div 138 as well.  I keep wondering if we haven't gotten the letter since his home address is listed as Daly City even though we as his contact are in South Dakota.  Guess we will see.  Hope we hear soon-already got today's mail and it wasn't here today.


As of now the graduation date for Ship 9, Div. 138 is April 15.

here is the link to the 4/15 PIR group
Thanks everyone.  We finally got the letter ~ so now... we wait for 4/15!
Has anyone received a letter or call from their SR?

Sons is with Ship 9, Div. 138.............and haven't heard anything yet. On the first form letter that we got, he said he would write "lots of letters". I find that hard to believe, because I don't think he's hardly ever written a letter. He's probably recieved about 6 to 8 letters between us (mom & dad), girlfriend and grandma.

I bet the first letter he writes goes straight to the girlfriend:)

My son is on ship 9 div 138 & I received my first letter yesterday. Hope you all get yours soon, now time to wait for the call!
lol@ Phillip!  Soooo true. That's exactly what I said. letter?  hahahaha.  I bet I'm lucky if I get one.  I'm pretty sure the GF has got atleast a 1/2 of one.  hahahhaha

We got the first letter yesterday...................good to hear from him.

Received a call this morning! He called to check on his aunt & uncle to make sure that they were ok since they travel back & forth to Hawaii. He also mentioned that he would call later I am not sure if it his ship 09, div 138's turn to call. Keep your phone with you @ all times today, today may be the day to hear from you SR!
Thanks for the heads up!
Your welcome!


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