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Published 8:44pm Saturday, March 9, 2013

Brandon A.M. Jaggard

Marine Corps Pfc. Brandon A.M. Jaggard, son of Vanda G. and Clarence W. Jaggard of Suffolk, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Jaggard 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, Jaggard 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.

Jaggard is a 2011 graduate of Nansemond River High School.

Nathel L. Newby Jr.

Marine Corps Pvt. Nathel L. Newby Jr., son of Brenda D. Benn of Suffolk and Nathel L. Newby Sr. of Windsor, N.C., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Newby 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, Newby 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.

Newby is a 2012 graduate of King’s Fork High School.

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