S: PFC Joshua B. Ballard - USMC
FC: PFC Joshua B. Ballard | United States Marine Corps
1: USMC Parris Island On March 8, 2013 our family traveled to Parris Island, SC for the graduation of India Company. Joshua was a squad leader from Training Day 2 until graduation and was meritoriously promoted to PFC while at boot camp. | Josh was awarded his Eagle, Globe and Anchor on March 2, 2013
2: The Motivational Run took place on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 0700 | USMC | Josh smiles as he passes us
3: The Famous Sign | India Company led by Brigadier General Lori Reynolds | PFC Ballard, Joshua | March 8, 2013 India Co.
4: Family Day started with a ceremony in the All Weather Facility - we were so excited to finally see Josh! | The girls!
5: Our New Marine
6: The Parris Island Museum was full of the history of the USMC | USMC
7: The Famous Sign | India Company led by Brigadier General Lori Reynolds | The museum was the one place on the Island that Josh enjoyed
8: Josh and Cassell | Josh's squad had "head" duty | The squad bay | Uniforms | His rack | His Woodland Cover | Jonathan and his bubby | The line
9: All packed up - one more day to go and it's graduation day
12: Graduation practice starts now! | We were all so proud of Josh! | Josh and Emily glad to finally be together | PLATOON 3020
13: Platoon 3020 prepares for graduation on Friday
14: OUR HERO
15: Graduation Day So many emotions on this day! Such a life changing moment for our entire family. We are so proud of Josh and his accomplishments. OOH RAH
17: This was the site of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony after the crucible, which was the first time they were called "Marines"
18: Tears of Joy
19: Boot camp is officially over
20: Josh with one of the Drill Instructors from India Co - Platoon 3020 ~Semper Fi~ | The Boys!
21: Lil Bro and Lil Sis
22: Back to where it all began...
23: The Famous Sign | India Company led by Brigadier General Lori Reynolds | A title earned, never given | US Marine