New London graduate completes recruit training
Pvt. Texas J. Herter, 19, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego on July 24, 2015.
Putting his recruit’s honor, courage and commitment to the test, Herter faced the physically and mentally rigorous challenges packed into the 13 weeks of Marine Corps boot camp.
The training was designed to enhance raw talent and to create the morale and discipline required of all Marines.
During recruit training, Herter learned military customs and courtesies and mastered close-order drill. The demanding physical fitness regimen placed Herter in the best shape of his life. The training honed vital military skills such as marksmanship, first-aid, martial arts and leadership.
Following approximately 10 days of leave, Herter will attend school to learn his occupational specialty, School of Infantry. Then Herter will report to his first duty station to gain further knowledge and experience serving with a Marine Corps unit.
Herter is a 2014-graduate of New London High School. He is the son of Mark Herter, step-mom Deanne Herter, and mother Brenda Young, currently residing in New London. He was enlisted by Sgt. Shannell M. Styczynski from the Marine Corps recruiting station in Appleton.