I wanted to see if any one has any information on this situation....
We got a call today from medical at Parris Island saying that my brother had a severe allergic reaction to ant bites and they are sending him home. They also said they determined that if this happened to him out in the field, in combat where there is obviously no medical staff on hand, they wouldn't have enough time to treat/help him so he can not be a Marine. For this reason he is being discharged from boot camp. They said they would call in a few days to let us know his travel arrangements. We are not allowed to speak with him as of now. Although they didn't give much more information then that, I'm guessing this allergic reaction has to be far worse than just some blisters for them to discharge him all together right? Also, what happens now, because he is being discharged for a medical reason, it isn't a dishonorable discharge or anything like that is it? Why does it take a few days for them to send him home?
Sorry for all the questions, we're just kind of in shock. He's been there over 6 weeks, it is so sad he did all this basically for nothing. Although I'm sure he will be able to take something away from this experience, he will never be able to be a Marine =(
If anyone has any information about being discharged from boot camp/ The Marines for a severe allergic reaction please let me know.