Lester completes boot camp

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Private 1st Class Brenton Tyler Lester, 20, of Natchitoches graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island May 25. PFC Lester successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of the recruits in Golf Company Training Platoon 2046.

While in recruit training Lester achieved Squad Leader and fire-team leader. Following 10 days at home on leave, he will report to Camp LeJeune for one month at Military Combat Training then will attend Military Occupation Specialty school.

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He will be stationed at a permanent duty station following training. Lester is a 2016 graduate of Natchitoches Central High School.

He is the son of Doug and Misty Lester of Natchitoches and has two siblings, Kolton and Madison Lester.