Vergeldt’s a Marine
Marine Corps Pfc. Lane J. Vergeldt, son of John E. Vergeldt, of Tega Cay, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island.
For 13 weeks, Vergeldt stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation, Vergeldt endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.
Vergeldt is a 2012 graduate of Fort Mill High School.
Harris reports for duty
Navy Chief Petty Officer Ramone G. Harris, son of Gesiel Wesley of Fort Mill, recently reported for duty at Naval Air Station, Meridian, Miss.
Harris is a 1997 graduate of Fort Mill High School of Fort Mill, S. C. and joined the Navy in September 1997.
Narveson’s an airman
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jordan S. Narveson of Indian Land graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Narveson is the son of Allan and Kim Narveson of Holly Springs, N.C., and is a 2010 graduate of Indian Land High School.