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Private First Class Christian J. Bustillo completed Marine Corps recruit training as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1066, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, August 30, 2019. Bustillo was recruited by Staff Sergeant Andrew Pateras from Recruiting Substation West Palm Beach. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA NATIVE GRADUATES MARINE RECRUIT TRAINING WITH HONORS

30 Aug 2019 | Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby 6th Marine Corps District

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1066, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, August 30, 2019.

Pfc. Jamie Bustillo earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 70 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 experience of every generation of Marines that came before me,” said Bustillo.

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.


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