Rct. David Lopez, a 21-year-old native of Bowling Green, Ohio, is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of United States Marine. Lopez is training with Platoon 2014, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and is scheduled to graduate Jan. 31, 2014. “I joined the Marine Corps because it has always been a dream of mine to continue the family legacy,” said Lopez, who graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, in 2010. “My mother, father and cousins are all Marines. My family members have passed down very strong leadership traits that I wish to have also.” Lopez also earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University 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 of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)
|Date Posted:||01.16.2014 17:22|
|Location:||PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US|
|Hometown:||BOWLING GREEN, OH, US|
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