Local man graduates Marine boot camp


Private Easton Birchfield, 18, of Elkins, graduated Sept. 20 from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina.

Birchfield successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of the 83 recruits in Training Platoon 1074. Following his 10 day leave he reported to Camp LeJeune for Marine Combat Training and will continue on to his Military Occupational Specialty school following his graduation from MCT.


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