BROOKVILLE — Blake Alan Saundrs, a graduate of Brookville Area High School Class of 2020, entered Marine Corps basic training at Harris Island, SC, on February 2 and graduated May 5.
During M16 A4 service rifle qualification, Saunders scored the highest in his platoon and received the expert shooting bad. He placed the highest rifle shooting score in his company, expert marksman, and graduated boot camp a PFC.
Saunders is the son of Alan and Deborah Saunders and grandson of Charles and Sheila Richards and Alan and Wilhelmina Saunders, both deceased.
Due to lifting of some COVID restrictions, his parents and girlfriend, Emma Kovac, were able to attend the ceremony.
Saunders is now in combat training at Camp Geiger, NC.