MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, South Carolina -- Pfc. Collin R. Wade graduated from Marine recruit training Friday as the platoon honor graduate of Platoon 2080, Company H, 2nd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, for placing first of 82 recruits.
The honor graduate award recognizes the Marine who best exemplifies the total Marine concept, which encompasses physical fitness, marksmanship and leadership traits, during recruit training.
Wade, a native of Newnan, acted as platoon guide for Platoon 2080. Wade is a graduate of Newnan High School and was recruited at Recruiting Substation Camp Creek by Staff Sergeant Carlton D. Williams.