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PLHS graduate completes Marine Corps boot camp

Pvt. Michael T. Brennan, 19, a 2012 Pequot Lakes High School graduate, earned the title U.S. Marine upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego on March 15.

Putting his recruit’s honor, courage and commitment to the test, Brennan faced the physically and mentally rigorous challenges packed into the 13 weeks of Marine Corps boot camp. The training was designed to enhance raw talent and to create the morale and discipline required of all Marines.

During recruit training, he learned time-honored military customs and courtesies and mastered close-order drill. The training honed vital military skills such as marksmanship, first aid, martial arts and leadership. Following approximately 10 days of leave, Brennan will attend school to learn his occupational specialty. Then Brennan will report to his first duty station to gain further knowledge and experience serving with a Marine Corps unit.

Brennan was enlisted by Staff Sgt. Michael Hurraw from the Marine Corps recruiting office in St. Cloud.

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