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    Family guy: fourth brother earns title

    Family guy: fourth brother earns title

    Photo By Lance Cpl. Javarre Glanton | Pfc. Seth Morgan was the fourth brother to complete recruit training in his family.... read more read more



    Story by Lance Cpl. Javarre Glanton 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island           

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. -- Pfc. Seth Morgan, with Platoon 1066, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, is the fourth person in his family to follow the tradition of joining the Corps’ ranks.

    Morgan’s father, brother and stepbrother all began their journey at the same place – Parris Island – where Marines are made. His father, Philip Morgan, served from 1981-1985 and left the Corps as a corporal. His brothers, Cpl. Justin Morgan and Lance Cpl. Jonathon Morgan are both currently serving at Camp Lejeune, N.C. His stepbrother, Pfc. Jonathan Daedmond is currently serving in Roanoke, Va.

    “I wanted to join the Marines because they’re the best,” said the 18-year-old Ridgeway, Va. native. “I wanted to be recognized – I wanted to be able to tell someone I was a Marine and be respected.”

    Although his relatives told Morgan recruit training was no walk-in-the-park, he decided to enlist after high school.

    “My family warned me about boot camp but that just pumped me up even more,” he said. “It was more difficult than I expected but I made it through okay.”

    Morgan enlisted into the Corps in hopes to become a successful infantryman yet is still unsure how long he wants to serve. He signed up for four years and will decide toward the end of his first enlistment.



    Date Taken: 09.08.2011
    Date Posted: 09.08.2011 11:06
    Story ID: 76655
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

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