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MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 4004, Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Feb. 8, 2019.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby

New Orleans, Louisiana native graduates Marine Corps recruit training with honors

8 Feb 2019 | Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby 6th Marine Corps District

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 4004, Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Feb. 8, 2019.

Pfc. Dariana Figueroa-Frias earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 59 other recruits during a series of training events designed to test recruits’ basic Marine Corps skills.

These training events covered customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, marksmanship, physical fitness, military history, and a variety of other subjects.

“My favorite part of recruit training is the fact that not many women can say they have the courage to become a Marine,” said Figueroa-Frias, a graduate of the International High School of New Orleans.

After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Figueroa Frias will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.


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