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

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

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    05.14.2014

    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    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)

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    Date Taken: 05.14.2014
    Date Posted: 05.15.2014 19:46
    Photo ID: 1345249
    VIRIN: 140514-M-FS592-077
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 5.65 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: STATESVILLE, NC, US

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