Austin Best graduates from Marine boot camp

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Pvt. Austin G. Best

Pvt. Austin G. Best, 21, of Markle, graduated on Dec. 14 from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at MRCD San Diego, CA.

Best successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training as one of 82 recruits in Training Platoon 2106. While in training, he and his entire platoon were named Honor Platoon for scoring 98.7 percent or above on academic testing.

Following 24 days home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton for one month of training in the School of Infantry, then he will attend Military Occupation School in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.