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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits jump boots first into water survival training on Parris Island

Sgt. Michael Ludwig, a swim instructor, introduces the recruits of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, to water survival techniques they will perform during their assessment Feb. 3, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Ludwig, a 29-year-old native of Lawrenceville, N.J., and several other Marine swim instructors taught the recruits potentially lifesaving techniques and provided extra instruction to those who struggled or lacked experience. Every recruit must pass the swim qualification to graduate. Charlie and Oscar Companies are scheduled to graduate April 4, 2014. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Marine recruits jump boots first into water survival training on Parris Island [Image 10 of 10], by Cpl Octavia Davis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.03.2014

Date Posted:02.14.2014 06:50

Photo ID:1167485

VIRIN:140203-M-RV272-048

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:6.92 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ, US

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