Simons to graduate Marine training

Rct. Nathaniel Simons, Platoon 2028, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, is scheduled to graduate on April 11 from Parris Island, S.C.

Simons, a 19-year-old native of Elkins, is scheduled to graduate April 11.

Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, 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 of females in the Marine Corps.