Marine Corps Pfc. Tyler Cuddy, originally from Placerville, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., on June 6.
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For 13 weeks, Cuddy stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation, Cuddy 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.
Cuddy graduated from El Dorado High School in Placerville in 2012.
The new Marine is the son of Dennis Cuddy of Placerville.
Cuddy was member of Platoon 1051, Charlie Company, and after 10 days of leave, will attend Marine Combat Training at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.