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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Local marine completes recruit training

  • A 2011 high school graduate from this area completes Marine recruit training.
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  • Marine Corps Pfc. Brianna L. Schlosser, daughter of Julia Crist of Piedmont and Gordon Schlosser, of Shawnee, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
     
    For 13 weeks, Schlosser 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, Schlosser 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.
    Schlosser is a 2011 graduate of Putnam City North High School of Oklahoma City.
     

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