Camera Icon

Images: Statesville, N.C., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine

Photo by Cpl. Caitlin BrinkSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

Statesville, N.C., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine

Rct. Jesse Tayse, a 23-year-old native of Statesville, N.C., is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of United States Marine. Tayse is training with Platoon 3048, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and is scheduled to graduate July 11, 2014. "I joined the Marine Corps because I wanted to serve my country and better myself. I've been wanting to [join the Marine Corps] since the eighth grade, and I finally got a chance to do it. I'm just thankful for this opportunity. They're the first ones in and the last ones out, and that's what I want to be," said Tayse, who graduated from North Iredell High School in Olin, N.C., in 2009. Approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)



Web Views
555
Downloads
1

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, Statesville, N.C., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine, by Cpl Caitlin Brink, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.14.2014

Date Posted:05.15.2014 19:37

Photo ID:1345249

VIRIN:140514-M-FS592-077

Resolution:3840x5760

Size:5.65 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:STATESVILLE, NC, US

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr