Pfc. Leslie A. Thompson graduated from Marine recruit training today as the platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1082, Company A, 1st Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, for placing first of 72 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.
Thompson, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, acted as platoon guide for Platoon 1082.
Thompson, is a graduate of Lenape Valley High School and was recruited at Recruiting Substation Monroe, by Staff Sergeant Jeremy Price.
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