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Marine Corps Pfc. Nicholas M. Quarta graduates recruit training

Shrewsbury – Marine Corps Pfc. Nicholas M. Quarta, son of Ann Marie D. and Anthony F. Quarta of Shrewsbury, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

For 13 weeks, Quarta 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, Quarta 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.

Quarta is a 2010 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.

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