PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
A native of Johnston, South Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as the company honor graduate of Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, July 12, 2019.
Pfc. Christian J. Raffield earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 250 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 brotherhood and comradery that we developed throughout training,” said Raffield.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Thomas will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.