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"We Make Marines"
Marine graduate meets newborn son

By Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal and Lance Cpl. Samuel Fletcher | Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island | June 2, 2019

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“It was hard in the beginning when I found out my son was born. I got the phone call from my Senior Drill Instructor about my son. Knowing that I wasn’t there… it scared me.” said Pvt. Hunter Willmon, a recent Marine graduate. “It motivated me to know my son was ok, I knew I needed to be a better person and endure throughout training for my family.”

Willmon, a Scottsboro, Ala. native, held his son for the first time on Family Day, May 26. Willmon graduated today from recruit training.


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