New Marine Pfc. Mark Bashnick, 19, gets a hug from mom Kimberly Tatro after his graduation ceremony Oct. 31 from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Tatro, of Hilton Head Island, was a Marine, as was Bashnick's father, Chris, of Savannah. The couple met while serving in the Corps, and by age 9, Mark Bashnick knew he wanted to follow their lead.
New Marine Pfc. Mark Bashnick, 19, gets a hug from mom Kimberly Tatro after his graduation ceremony Oct. 31 from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Tatro, of Hilton Head Island, was a Marine, as was Bashnick's father, Chris, of Savannah. The couple met while serving in the Corps, and by age 9, Mark Bashnick knew he wanted to follow their lead. Staff photo
New Marine Pfc. Mark Bashnick, 19, gets a hug from mom Kimberly Tatro after his graduation ceremony Oct. 31 from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Tatro, of Hilton Head Island, was a Marine, as was Bashnick's father, Chris, of Savannah. The couple met while serving in the Corps, and by age 9, Mark Bashnick knew he wanted to follow their lead. Staff photo

For new Marine graduate, military a family affair

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