PARRIS ISLAND, S. C.—, Matthew W. Bandilla son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Bandilla of 16 Heaton Avenue, and husband of the former Miss Loretter A. Paddock of 5 Sturtevant Avenue, all of Norwood, completed recruit training September 15 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
Relatives and friends of many of the new Marines were on hand to witness the graduation ceremonies.
The 12-week training schedule Includes drill, bayonet training, physical conditioning, parades and ceremonies, and other military subjects.
Three weeks are spent on the rifle range where the recruits fire the M-l rifle and receive instruction in basic Marine infantry weapons.
This recruit training prepares young Leathernecks for further specialized infantry training at Camp Lejeune, N.C.