MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. --
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Hampton, Georgia, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1072, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.
Pfc. Devon J. Thorpe earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 81 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 tactical training that was taught,” said Thorpe.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Thorpe will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.