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As high schoolers, both lost their fathers due to heart attacks. Huggan became a father figure for Stanley, who eventually joined the Marine Corps and is now undergoing initial former training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a motor transportation operator. - Staff Sgt. Vincent Huggan joins Rosemary Morris in cheering on her son, Stanley, during a wrestling tournament in the Tampa Bay area during the 2019-2020 school year. Huggan, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation St. Petersburg, Florida, bonded with Stanley, a graduate of Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, Florida, through shared tragedy. As high schoolers, both lost their fathers due to heart attacks. Huggan became a father figure for Stanley, who eventually joined the Marine Corps and is now undergoing initial former training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a motor transportation operator.

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Ponte Vedra, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1077, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Oliver earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 82 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.“Being able to notice how much you can push past your limits and improve,” said Oliver.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Oliver will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Christopher L. Oliver Jr. completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1077, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2019. Oliver was recruited by SSgt. Roosevelt Glenn from Recruiting Substation Ponte Vedra. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Belton, South Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1074, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Clarke earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 83 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.“The best parts of recruit training were the mental and physical challenges presented each day,” said Clarke.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Clarke will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Jonathan A. Clarke completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1074, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2019. Clarke was recruited by Sgt. Nicholas Maniche from Recruiting Substation Anderson. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Miami, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1073, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Juan Torazoinfante earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 82 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.“The best part of recruit training was the rifle range and Basic Warrior Training,” said Torazoinfante.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Torazoinfante will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Juan Toranzoinfante completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1073, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2019. Toranzoinfante was recruited by SSgt. Jonathan Paz from Recruiting Substation South Dade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)

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. - Private First Class Devon J. Thorpe completed Marine Corps recruit training as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1072, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, September 20, 2019. Thorpe was recruited by Sergeant Lynette M. Maldonado from Recruiting Substation Jonesboro. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin Ramsay)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Spring Hill, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as company honor graduate of Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Jenna Barbee earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 96 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 everyone giving their very best at all times,” said Barbee.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Barbee will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Jenna L. Barbee completed Marine Corps recruit training as company honor graduate of Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, September 20, 2019. Barbee was recruited by Staff Sergeant Jose M. Escribano from Recruiting Substation Port Richey. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin Ramsay)

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