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    Kissimmee, Fla., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine [Image 4 of 6]

    Kissimmee, Fla., native training at Parris Island to become U.S. Marine



    Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    Rct. Ricardo Troche, a 20-year-old native of Kissimmee, Fla., is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of United States Marine. Troche is training with Platoon 3073, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and is scheduled to graduate Oct. 10, 2014. “I joined the Marine Corps because I wanted the challenge. I wanted to be part of the brotherhood … of something special that not everyone can be a part of. I played soccer in high school and could have gone pro but I felt like this is where I needed to be. They teach you the discipline and morals and values that you’re going to use for the rest of your life to become a better person,” said Troche, who graduated from Liberty High School in Kissimmee, Fla., in 2012. Troche, shipped from Recruiting Station Kissimmee. 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)



    Date Taken: 07.21.2014
    Date Posted: 08.04.2014 16:10
    Photo ID: 1482044
    VIRIN: 140721-M-FS592-050
    Resolution: 3840x5760
    Size: 5.71 MB
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: KISSIMMEE, FL, US

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