Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46U.S. Marine Jordan Click was promoted to the rank of Corporal on May 2,2016 at MCAS Miramar .Corporal Click is a registered adult with the Miramar (CA)Young Marines. When YM/SSgt So- phia Righthouse learned of Corporal Click’s promotion, she contacted his command and obtained permission to attend his promotion ceremony. YM/SSgt Righthouse presented Corporal Click with a Certificate of Appreciation for his volunteer service to the Miramar Young Marines during the ceremony. --Submitted by Bret A. Righthouse, Unit Commander, Miramar (CA) Young Marines Miramar: An Adult Leader is Promoted VFW Post Renamed in honor of Sgt Joshua D. Desforges, USMC On March 8, 2016, at the Exit 7 theater, the Ludlow VFW Post, was renamed the Sgt Joshua Desforges VFW Post. In attendance were his parents, his grandmother and his great aunt and great uncle. Sergeant Joshua Desforges, USMC, died in action in May, 2010 in the Helmand province of Afghanistan while supporting com- bat operations. Sgt. Desforges had joined the Westover (MA) Young Marines in 1999 as a stepping stone to his dream of becoming a United States Marine. During his five years in the program, he worked his way to the rank of Young Marine Gun- nery Sergeant. Later he became a member of unit, batallion and regimental staff. After entering the Marines, he served as a member of the Se- curity Forces at National Sub Base, Kings Bay, Georgia, where he guarded nuclear weapons. In January 2008, he was promoted to Sergeant with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. He earned many personal decorations, including the National Defense Medal, Combat Action Rib- bon with Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal,Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star,and Navy Meritorious Unit Citation, and was awarded the Purple Heart. -- Submitted by Kevin Jandreau, Registered Adult, Westover (MA) Young Marines Editor’s Note: For a complete biography of this former Young Marine and his heroic service to our country, go to ESPRIT ONLINE | Page 29