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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