OCS: Second Phone Call

Hi everyone, just wanted to check in with you all and let you know that I heard from Matthew last night and again this morning. He is doing better this week, he went to sick call on Friday and they confirmed by x-ray that he has bronchitis. The doctor prescribed something like 9 different medications to get him on the road to recovery. He certainly sounds better and coughs less than the last time I spoke to him.

He decided to leave base after all this weekend because his bunk-mate finally got off of probation and really wanted to leave. They stayed at a hotel last night and had amazing Greek food at a little place down the street from the hotel. He ate until he was stuffed and then back at the room ate more cookies. Amazing!! This afternoon he crashed at the Harbor House (which is a house, but not near a harbor) and had snacks and watched movies.

This past week was really tough on all the guys, and some candidates were cut (voluntarily and not voluntarily). His platoon now has 54 guys (down from 75). Starting this week the upper chain of command will start holding "boards" where they will continue to dwindle the number of candidates down. On his agenda this coming week is the confidence course and the Tarzan course.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers this week, as I know he could use the encouragement. This process has been mentally and physically exhausting but he is half way done!


Anonymous said…
1/2 way at ocs but 6 mos more of TBS (the basic school) where I think the challeges continue. They look strong and healthy in the todays new pics.