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    New Castle, Del., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine

    New Castle, Del., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine



    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Ja’Leer Lowe, an 18-year-old native of New Castle, Del., is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of United States Marine. Lowe is training with Platoon 3085, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and is scheduled to graduate Oct. 25, 2013. “I joined the Marine Corps to challenge myself mentally, physically and spiritually. I didn’t have a lot going for me, so this seemed like the best opportunity to better myself as a person and … to become greater than I was at the time. I feel like the Marine Corps will help me better myself. I wasn’t going in the right direction, so I felt this would give me the bearing I need to be successful in life,” said Lowe, who graduated from William Penn High School in New Castle, Del., in 2013. 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 for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)



    Date Taken: 08.20.2013
    Date Posted: 09.03.2013 16:18
    Photo ID: 1009239
    VIRIN: 130820-M-FS592-168
    Resolution: 3456x2304
    Size: 1.76 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: NEW CASTLE, DE, US

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