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7 enlist in Marine Corps at Wilson recruiting substation

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Seven residents of the greater Wilson area have recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, announced Gunnery Sgt. Thomas D. Schultz, staff non-commissioned officer in charge of the Marine Corps’ Recruiting Substation Wilson.

• Victoria Pauline Bridgers, born in Norfolk, Virginia, and currently living in Wilson, is a graduate of James B. Hunt High School. She was accepted for enlistment in the Marine Corps on Oct. 19. She will be leaving for Recruit Training on May 28, 2019, and has chosen logistics specialist as her military career.

• Deadrain Lee Carter, born in Wilson County and currently living in Wilson, is a graduate of Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh. He was accepted for enlistment in the Marines Corps on Oct. 18. He left for recruit training on Nov. 13 and has chosen artillery as his career path.

• Christopher Grayson Davistanner, born in Tarboro and currently living in Rocky Mount, is a senior at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. He was accepted for enlistment in the Marine Corps on Oct. 16. He will be leaving for recruit training on July 22, 2019, and has chosen a career path in infantry.

• Erik Antonio Espiritu, born in Fresno, California, and currently living in Middlesex, is a graduate of the Tar River Academy. He was accepted for enlistment in the Marine Corps on Oct. 19. He will be leaving for recruit training on March 11, 2019, and will pursue a military career as an aviation mechanic.

• Hunter James Getchell, born in Madison, Wisconsin, and currently living in Wilson, is a graduate of Desoto Central High School in Mississippi. He was accepted for enlistment in the Marine Corps on Oct. 24. He will be leaving for recruit training on March 18, 2019, and the career path he has chosen is infantry with a guaranteed special duty assignment.

• Zami Yaquawn McDuffie, born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently living in Tarboro, is a graduate of the Tar River Academy. He was accepted for enlistment in the Marine Corps on Oct. 17. He left for recruit training on Nov. 5 and is expected to return on Feb. 1, 2018. He will be serving as an amphibious assault vehicle crewman in the Marine Corps Reserves while also serving as a sheriff’s deputy.

• Daniel Brewster Smith, born in Wilson County and currently living in Wilson, is a senior at Ralph L. Fike High School. He was accepted for enlistment in the Marine Corps on Oct. 31. He will be leaving for recruit training on Aug. 26, 2019, and has chosen a career path in infantry.

Wilson’s Marine Corps recruiting substation is located at 2853 Raleigh Road Parkway W. For information about opportunities in the Marine Corps, call the substation at 252-291-0263.

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