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October 17th, 2012

Pfc. Adam J. Ballard



Marine Corps Pfc. Adam J. Ballard, son of Silvia and Eduardo Sanchez of Middletown, N. Y., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

For 13 weeks, Ballard 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, Ballard 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.

Ballard is a 2011 graduate of Middletown High School of Middletown, NY.


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