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Emily Pettaway, the dean of academics for St. Louis Catholic High School of Lake Charles, Louisiana, takes a video of Kayla Jackson, an Algebra I teacher at Ponchatoula High School of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, firing an M16A4 service rifle during an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 12, 2022. - Emily Pettaway, the dean of academics for St. Louis Catholic High School of Lake Charles, Louisiana, takes a video of Kayla Jackson, an Algebra I teacher at Ponchatoula High School of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, firing an M16A4 service rifle during an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 12, 2022. Marine Corps Recruiting Command provides educators workshops as an opportunity for teachers, principals, counselors, coaches and media to experience the basic training process first-hand. The workshops are one of many ways for the attendees to learn about the multitude of opportunities the Marine Corps can provide to young men and women within their communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Danielle Prentice)

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Fidel Chidandali, a canvassing recruiter at Recruiting Substation Gastonia, Recruiting Station Charlotte, congratulates younger brother, Pfc. Ushindi Phanuel, for graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Oct. 29, 2021. Chidandali and Phanuel are the first two people in their family to become United States Marines. As a teenager, Chidandali decided he wanted to become a United States Marine after his first encounter with a Marine Corps Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dana Beesley) - U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Fidel Chidandali, a canvassing recruiter at Recruiting Substation Gastonia, Recruiting Station Charlotte, congratulates younger brother, Pfc. Ushindi Phanuel, for graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Oct. 29, 2021. Chidandali and Phanuel are the first two people in their family to become United States Marines. As a teenager, Chidandali decided he wanted to become a United States Marine after his first encounter with a Marine Corps Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dana Beesley)

SSgt. Mardia Timoney, 6th Marine Corps District, Musician Technical Assistant, SSgt. Christian Guin, drum major, Parris Island Marine Corps Band, and Lance Cpl. Wolfgang Lynn, guitarist, Marine Forces Reserve Band, educate attendees of the Florida Music Education Association, Professional Development Conference about the Marine Corps Music Program in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 5 2022. The FMEA is one of the largest music education professional development event In the United States. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Morejon) - SSgt. Mardia Timoney, 6th Marine Corps District, Musician Technical Assistant, SSgt. Christian Guin, drum major, Parris Island Marine Corps Band, and Lance Cpl. Wolfgang Lynn, guitarist, Marine Forces Reserve Band, educate attendees of the Florida Music Education Association, Professional Development Conference about the Marine Corps Music Program in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 5 2022. The FMEA is one of the largest music education professional development event In the United States. (Photo by Sgt. Erin Morejon)

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.

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