Lifelong Maldonian and 2015 Malden High School Graduate, Private First Class Mark Ortiz recently returned from ten weeks of Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Mayor Gary Christenson dropped by his residence to welcome him home and hear about his experiences at Basic Training. Mayor Christenson was particularly impressed to learn that PFC Ortiz was his Battalion’s Honor Graduate. PFC Ortiz will continue combat training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Upon completion of his training, he will study Aviation Engineering in either Florida or Japan. Always a stellar student in mathematics and science, PFC Ortiz plans a career in designing, developing and assembling aircraft.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
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