2012-10-05 / Milestones

Rias Earns Marine Title

On September 28 Marine Corps Pfc. Andrew S. Rias, grandson of Pernell Johnson of Arverne, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from his recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina.

Rias underwent one of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training sessions for 13 weeks, in order to complete his marine training and transformation.

Close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, martial arts, swimming and military etiquette were some of Rias’ basic training subjects.

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