Marine Corps Pvt. Andrew A. Zamfino, son of Teri Morris 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, Zamfino 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, physical fitness, martial arts, customs and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation, Zamfino 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.
Zamfino is a 2012 graduate of Minisink Valley High School of Middletown, N.Y.