Tryon local Pfc. (Private first class) Mark Brannon Neville of Fox Company, Platoon 2096 earned the title Marine after 13 weeks of training for the United States Marine Corps. He passed the final test, “The Crucible” a 54-hour ordeal made up of several events that test the recruits’ endurance, strength and overall teamwork as he faced the stress of limited food, sleep and exhaustion, to earn the title Marine. A graduation ceremony was held Friday, Dec. 7, at Parris Island, S.C. Attending the graduation were parents Mark W. and Tina Neville; sister Abby Laughter; brother-in-law, Jesse Laughter; and nephew, Cayden Laughter. After a 10-day leave, Pfc. Neville will report to Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C. in January.

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Tryon local earns title of marine

Published 9:37am Monday, December 31, 2012

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