Cape Gazette

Young Marines hold graduation ceremony in Oak Orchard

Jul 04, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Sussex County Young Marines held an awards and graduation ceremony June 22 at American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard.

The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school which promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership and encourages a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts. At the ceremony several awards were presented along with the promotion of three Young Marines and seven boot camp graduates.

Shown lined up standing at attention awaiting their promotions are (l-r) Lt. Cpl. Alex Miller of Millsboro, PFC Rodney Jenkins of Laurel and PFC Alex Mister of Millsboro.


A recruit from each boot camp class is named honor recruit. This individual is promoted to PFC from private. Shown (l-r) are mother Katie Bryan, and Cmdr. Michael McDowell, promoting Honor Recruit Tiffany Windsor. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The Boot Camp graduating class are, standing in back, (l-r) PVT Robert O'Neill from Millsboro, PVT Mark Miller from Millsboro and PFC Tiffany Windsor from Laurel. In front are PVT Jaiheim Curtis from Millsboro, PVT Syrian Grant from Harbeson, PVT Dejavu Grant from Harbeson and PVT Evelyn Harbeson from Ellendale. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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