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MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

'We Make Marines'
Parris Island Welcomes Newest Marines of Golf and Oscar Companies

September 21, 2018


Today's graduation ceremony was a landmark for the 603 new Marines of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion.


Among the new Marines are these distinguished graduates:

      Pfc. Jontavius Kates – Warner Robins, Ga. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 2072

      Pfc. Thomas Wurster – Tionesta, Pa. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 2073

      Pfc. Gregory Foster – Clearwater, Fla. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 2074

      Pfc. Tyler Mckee – Jefferson, Ohio – Honor Graduate, Platoon 2076

      Pfc. Preston Hall – Julian, N.C. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 2077

      Pvt. Richard Lamm – Randolph, N.J. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 2078

      Pfc. Gregory Powers – Ashoboro, N.C. – High Shooter, Platoon 2072

      Pvt. David Kearney – Brookheaven, Pa. – High Shooter, Platoon 2073

      Pvt. Randolph Deloach – Hertford, N.C. – High Shooter, Platoon 2074

      Pfc. Bryson Head – Nashville, Tenn. – High Shooter, Platoon 2076

      Pvt. Daniel Green – Florence, S.C. – High Shooter, Platoon 2077

      Pfc. Jazz Thompson – Rockmart, Ga. – High Shooter, Platoon 2078

      Pfc. Thomas Defrances – Smyrna, Ga. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 2072

      Pvt. Japhet Campollo – Toms River, N.J. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 2073

      Pfc. Xavier Vasquez – Clermont, Fla. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 2074

      Pfc. Jaden Lamberti – Ann Arbor, Mich. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 2076

      Pfc. Lawrence Woodal – Georgetown, Ky. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 2077

      Pfc. Devon Landis – Greencastle, Pa. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 2078

      Pfc. Brianna Bighorse – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Honor Graduate, High Shooter, Platoon 4036

      Pfc. Judith Medina – Fresno, Calif. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 4036

      Pfc. Sophia James – Cottagegrove, Ore. – High Shooter, Platoon 4037

      Pfc. Lianna Wood – Hudson, Wis. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 4036

      Pfc. Ariana Moniz – Salem, N.H. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 4037



Each new Marine persevered through 70 training days while passing each of the seven graduation requirements.


Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 12 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for approximately 49 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps.


High resolution photos of the distinguished graduates can be downloaded for free at the following link: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/MCRDPI.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island