Three area youths, Gerald F. Miller, 18, of 115 Hillside Avenue, Norwood, Ronald F. Brobst, 18, of 30 Myrtle Street, Dedham, and Brian M. McLean, 17, of 42 Gordan Acres, Wrentham, formerly of Norwood, enlisted last week in the United States Marine Corps, according to the Norwood Marine Recruiter Sgt. Duncan B. Macdonald.
Gerald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley C. Miller; Ronald, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C Brobst, and Brain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mahoney, will be graduates of the Norwood and Dedham high schools this June. This summer they will attend ten weeks of boot camp training and four weeks of combat training at Parris Island in South Carolina, Afterward they will be eligible for a 20-day leave to visit their homes.
‘The Marine Corps is still offering young men the opportunity to enlist under the “Join Now — Leave Later Plan”, according to the local Marine Corps recruiting office at 724 Washington Street, Norwood. Under this plan, men who are 17 or older with no prior military service may sign up for the Marine Corps and at the same time delay their departure from home for any desired period up to 120 days. The advantages of this option may be important in several ways, particularly to high school students graduating this June By enlisting now, a student is able to offset his military obligation and still continue his studies This 120-day period will count for service time towards his overall military service, for his seniority and pay purposes while the student is still in school or working.
The Marine Corps is a 100% volunteer organization and has proven to be the world’s outstanding force – in – readiness.
(All articles were originally published in the Norwood Messenger unless otherwise noted)