August / 31 / 2018 -- MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, South Carolina - Pfc. Pierre Porchiola graduated from Marine recruit training today as the company honor graduate of Company F, 2nd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, for placing first of 446 recruits.
The honor graduate award recognizes the Marine who best exemplifies the total Marine concept, which encompasses physical fitness, marksmanship and leadership traits, during recruit training.
During recruit training, Porchiola acted as platoon guide for Platoon 2066, scored 297 points out of a possible 300 points on his physical fitness test, 300 out of a possible 300 points on his combat fitness test, and was deemed an expert shooter for scoring 320 points out of a possible 350 on his marksmanship qualification.
Porchiola was recruited at Recruiting Substation Margate, by Sergeant Sergio T. Mello.
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