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6th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Parris Island, S.C.
While on her way to a training event to prepare future Marines for basic training, Prieto noticed three suspicious individuals attempting to conceal shotguns while crossing onto Hemlock Pass, a highway in Ocala. When Prieto recognized the suspicious activity and called out to question them, they ran. Prieto immediately dropped off her future Marines at a safe location and pursued the suspects on foot for two miles, continuously updating the police by cell phone.
240620-M-NN622-001.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Erin Morejon

Jun 24, 2020
OCALA, Fla. - Staff Sgt. Kathy Prieto, a recruiter at Recruiting Substation Ocala, gave the public a glimpse of her warfighting side, when she apprehended three gunmen in Ocala, Nov. 16, 2020.


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