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Photo Gallery: Recruits meet Parris Island drill instructors who will train them throughout Marine boot camp

Sgt. Juan Padin, left, a drill instructor for Platoon 1021, Charlie Company, corrects Rct. Corey DeJohnette on Jan. 11, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. This day, also known as “pickup,” was the beginning of nearly three months recruits will spend with the drill instructors who would train them to become Marines. Padin is a native of Maricao, Puerto Rico. DeJohnette, a 20-year-old Chicago native, is scheduled to graduate April 4, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Recruits meet Parris Island drill instructors who will train them throughout Marine boot camp [Image 1 of 10], by Cpl Octavia Davis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.11.2014

Date Posted:02.04.2014 21:12

Photo ID:1161459

VIRIN:140111-M-RV272-840

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:3.36 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:MARICAO, PR

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