Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dustin Update

Well I want to apologize. This Blog has turned into the Dustin Update Blog. Well that should change soon because it really sounds like he is on the down hill side. We got a few letters this week. One letter was the day before he had Pugil Sticks 3. The next letter was after he had done the sticks. He said there was a padded room with an entrance on each end and a ledge where the DI's stood above them looking down on them. He entered one opening and the other marine entered the other. The only rule was there were no rules and they had 30 seconds to beat each other up. At the end of the 30 seconds they blow a whistle and it is over. Dustin said he entered the room and commenced to beat his opponent and his opponent was doing the same. Dustin knocked his opponents helmet off 5 foot in the air and commenced to concentrate on his opponents unhelmeted head. They blew the whistle and stopped the fight early. The opponent was very angry and went for Dustin and a DI jumped in the pit and put an end to the fun.

They had a PFT (Physical Fitness Test) and they had to run a 3 mile run. He finished 12th out of 356 people. He was very pleased with his results. (I was impressed.) He says that it is like being on a Football team 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

He has finished the First Phase of training and he is now in Camp Pendleton. (His mailing address is still the same.) He should be there for three more weeks. The last week is the Crucible. Kinda like Hell Week Initiation. Then he will move back to San Diego for several weeks and will Graduate April 14.

Love you all. Thanks for all the support everyone is giving Dustin.