Two sets of sisters graduate Marine Corps basic training

Two sets of sisters graduate Marine Corps basic training


The few, the proud, the same genes.

Two sets of female siblings are among the latest class of Marine Corps.

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina announced that sisters Ashley and Amber Valentine and Maria, Vanessa and Melissa Placido Jaramillo — the latter two of whom are twins — all completed recruit training and were moving onto the next step in the Marines.

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The Valentine sisters were inspired to carry on their grandfather’s legacy in the armed forces. Ashley, 19 enlisted in the Marine Corps three day before her grandfather passed away, and Amber, 22, decided to make it a family affair a short time later, according to the Facebook post.

“After talking with the recruiter about how it would impact my life, I was committed,” Amber recalled. “I was ready to go no matter what,” added the Virginia native.

The sisters were able to support each other through ups and downs during the notoriously

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