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Private First Class Blake W. Davenport completed Marine Corps recruit training as the platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1034, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, April 26, 2019. Davenport was recruited by Sergeant Shawn O. McCrickard from Recruiting Substation Lake Charles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)

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RAGLEY, LOUISIANA NATIVE GRADUATES MARINE RECRUIT TRAINING WITH HONORS

26 Apr 2019 | Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby 6th Marine Corps District

A native of Ragley, Louisiana, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1034, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, April 26, 2019.

Pfc. Blake W. Davenport earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 37 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 different cultural changes that come with my fellow Marines from different areas of the country,” said Davenport.

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


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