Local man graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp
PVT Blake D. Winder, 19, of Orange, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on May 20. PVT Winder successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 64 recruits in Training Platoon 1049. While in recruit training PVT Winder was nominated by his peers to serve as Prayer Leader. Following t10 days home on leave, he will report back to Camp Pendleton for Military Combat Training then Military Occupation Specialty School at Twenty-Nine Palms, California and will follow further orders from there.