PPSO Young Marines Celebrate Annual Birthday Ball
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff ’s Office Young Marines held their annual Young Marine Birthday Ball at the Port Sulphur YMCA. It was the 52nd anniversary for the program nationally and the 3rd anniversary for PPSO. Since 2015, PPSO Young Marines have graduated close to 50 Young Marines.
Captain Mark Sauer of the PPSO, who is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps, was the guest of honor. Captain Sauer gave inspiring words of wisdom and encouragement to the Young Marines and their family in attendance. At the celebration we were proud to announce that YM/ Private Nathan Favre’ was awarded Unit Young Marine of the Year. Young Marine of the Year is one of the highest awards a Young Marine can receive and is awarded to the Young Marine who demonstrated the most dedication, motivation, teamwork, leadership and discipline for a period of one year in the program. YM/Corporal Nya Burks was nominated for Battalion Young Marine of the Year.
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