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    Delran, N.J., native trains at Parris Island

    Delran, N.J., native trains at Parris Island

    Photo By Sgt. Caitlin Brink | Rct. John Fetchko, a 19-year-old native of Delran, N.J., is currently training at...... read more read more

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    06.24.2013

    Story by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Brink 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - We ask recruits currently in training why they decided to endure 13 weeks of boot camp to earn the title of United States Marine. Here’s what one said:

    Rct. John Fetchko, a 19-year-old native of Delran, N.J., is currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in hopes of earning the title of United States Marine. Fetchko is training with Platoon 3053, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and is scheduled to graduate Aug. 2, 2013.

    “I was frustrated with civilian life, and I wanted to be productive and give back to the country that has given me so much. I joined because I wanted to do something with my life, and it’s a tradition for my family to be in the Marine Corps,” said Fetchko.

    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.

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    Date Taken: 06.24.2013
    Date Posted: 06.24.2013 14:07
    Story ID: 109158
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 
    Hometown: DELRAN, NJ, US

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