Marines in the making

HARTFORD--1/12/13--"Poolees," or members of the U.S. Marines Delayed Entry Program from the Greater Hartford area, drill in Bushnell Park Saturday morning. U.S. Marine Sgt. Xavier Rodriguez said that the group consists mostly of high school seniors and recent graduates. He said that the program is basic preparation for boot camp, allowing the future Marines to concentrate on physical fitness and learning to respond quickly to direction. (RICK HARTFORD|rhartford@courant.com) Rick Hartford, Hartford Courant
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