THE FEW. THE PROUD. THE MARINES.
Two from Jamestown sign up to honor fallen Marine
Josh Plaster, 21, left, and Craig Fryer, 20, kneel next to the memorial for Lance Cpl. Leon Deraps, who was killed in Iraq in May 2006 while serving for the United States Marine Corp. Plaster and Fryer have enlisted with the Marines in Deraps’ honor.
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"Among all the honors, among all the postings, promotions, medals, that have been awarded to me, the one in which I take the most pride is to able to say, I am a Marine."
~Major General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps
BASIC MARINE GRADUATION CEREMONY - 05 JANUARY 2007
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Pvt. Craig Fryer
Family Day ~ 04 January 2007
Pvt. Craig Fryer and Drill Instructors
Heading to the bleachers for the Graduation Ceremony ~ all wearing our 'In Memory of Leon' sweatshirts
Pvt. Fryer and his girlfriend along side Pfc. Plaster
Pfc. Josh Plaster
Emblem Ceremony ~ Eagle Globe & Anchor
Graduation Day ~ 05 Jan 2007 ~ Flag Ceremony
Leon's mother Sandy ~ Pvt. Fryer ~ Leon's brother Cedar