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Mansfield, Emily K.

Marine Corps Pvt. Emily K. Mansfield has graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Mansfield was trained in close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, she 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.

Mansfield, the daughter of Kevin Mansfield of Defiance, Ohio. She is a 2012 graduate of Ayersville Local High School, Defiance.

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