Marines


Marine Corps Pfc. Benjamin J. DeCosta, son of Cathy Kulla of Somerset, Mass., recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C. During the five-week course, DeCosta received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. DeCosta also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques. DeCosta is a 2012 graduate of Diman Regional Vocational High School of Fall River, Mass. and joined the Marine Corps in September 2012.

Marine Corps Pvt. Benjamin C. Bramme, a 2011 graduate of Bourne High School, Buzzards Bay, Mass., recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C. During the five-week course, Bramme received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. Bramme also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques. Bramme joined the Marine Corps in August 2012.

Marine Corps Pfc. Jay J. Atchue, grandson of Angelina Rego of Dartmouth, Mass., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Atchue stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Atchue endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Atchue is a 2010 graduate of Dartmouth High School of Dartmouth, Mass.

Marine Corps Pvt. Daniel D. Freeman, son of Jill D. and Edwin J. Freeman of Halifax, Mass., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Freeman stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Freeman endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Freeman is a 2012 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School of Kingston, Mass.

Marine Corps Pfc. Justin C. McCormack, a 2007 graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, Lakeville, Mass., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, McCormack stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. . One week prior to graduation, McCormack endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

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