PUBLIC NEWS RELEASES
Two Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships
Monday, October 1, 2018
 
Young Marines MGySgt Tyson Henry, of East Valley Young Marines, and Young Marines MGySgt William J. Daniels, Quartz Hill Young Marines were selected to receive Jimmy Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center.
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Young Marines Honor Navajo Code Talkers
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
 
More than 100 Young Marines from across the country traveled to Window Rock, Arizona, for the annual National Navajo Code Talkers Day on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The event recognizes the Navajo men who joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I
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YM SgtMaj Lauren Loria named ‘National Young Marine of the Year’
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
 
The Young Marines announced the 2018 - 2019 National Young Marine of the Year – YM SgtMaj Lauren Loria. She is a member of the Col. Wesley Fox Young Marines in Sterling, Virginia.
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Young Marines National Foundation announces National Security Leadership Award
Monday, May 28, 2018
 
The Young Marines National Foundation presented the inaugural National Security Leadership Award on behalf of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) to Colette S. Prosser of the Richland County Young Marines in Mansfield, Ohio.
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Young Marines Name 'National Adult Volunteer of the Year' - Colette Prosser
Friday, May 25, 2018
 
The Young Marines named Colette S. Prosser of Mansfield, Ohio, the “National Adult Volunteer of the Year”. Prosser volunteered an astounding 2,538 hours during the past fiscal year.
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Upstate Young Marines of Greenville, South Carolina, is the 2018 National Unit of the Year
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
 
The Young Marines announced the “2018 National Unit of the Year” – Upstate Young Marines of Greenville, South Carolina. Upstate Young Marines has 58 active Young Marines and 18 adult volunteers.
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The DEA presents Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena awards to six units of the Young Marines
Monday, May 21, 2018
 
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Young Marines announced the Young Marines unit winners of the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award. The award honors six units for drug demand reduction efforts through community education and peer-to-peer role mo
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Wilson Lee Named New Deputy Director of Young Marines
Thursday, May 10, 2018
 
Wilson Lee, Division 6 Commander of the Young Marines, has been hired as the Deputy Director – East / Chief of Staff.
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Young Marines mourns the passing of R. Lee Ermey, celebrity spokesperson
Monday, April 16, 2018
 
The Young Marines mourns the passing of R. Lee Ermey, 74. Ermey was the celebrity spokesperson for the Young Marines, lending his name and his strong support to the youth program.
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Ten Young Marines traveled to Iwo Jima for the annual ‘Reunion of Honor’
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
 
Ten youth members of the Young Marines escorted WWII veterans to Guam and Iwo Jima for the annual “Reunion of Honor” trip.
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Young Marines names ‘Division Young Marines of the Year’
Friday, February 2, 2018
 
The Young Marines has named six winners of one of its most prestigious awards - the “Division Young Marine of the Year. Each honoree is awarded a cash scholarship and will travel throughout the division to other units to lead, motivate, and serve as
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Fourteen-Year-Old Hero And Young Marine Honored By The San Diego City Council
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
 
City of San Diego declares “Sophia M. Righthouse Day” to honor heroic Young Marines member YM MSgt. Righthouse from Miramar Young Marines.
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Hanover Area Young Marine featured in TIME Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Photos for 2017’
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
 
YM MgySgt Garett Brauning from Hanover Area Young Marines is featured in Time Magazine’s “Top 100 Photos for 2017
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Young Marines Participate in 76th Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 
One hundred fifty youth members of the Young Marines traveled to Hawaii to participate in the Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance.
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Jeremy Jones Named Director of Operations for the Young Marines
Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
The Young Marines hired Jeremy Jones as its new director of operations. Jones is responsible for assisting Bill Davis and all deputy directors with implementation, review and monitoring key planning documents.
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Two Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships
Monday, October 1, 2018
 

Young Marines Master Gunnery Sergeant Tyson Henry, 17, of Gilbert, Arizona and Young Marines Master Gunnery Sergeant William J. Daniels, 17, of Palmdale, California were selected by the Young Marines, a national youth organization, to receive Jimmy Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center.

The honors will be bestowed during American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes awards banquet on Saturday, October 27, 2018 hosted by the American Veterans Center in Washington D.C.

In addition to a monetary prize, both scholarship winners will escort WWII veterans to Guam and Iwo Jima next spring for the Reunion of Honor which, in 2019, is the 74th anniversary of the battles. They will join eight other youth members of the Young Marines as they travel to the island of Iwo Jima which is accessible only one day a year.

The award is presented annually to two Young Marines who exemplify the fine qualities of James "Jimmy" Trimble III. Trimble was a star athlete who passed up the opportunity to play professional baseball to first serve his country in the Marines. He died at age 19 on March 1, 1945, on Iwo Jima.

“Jimmy Trimble gave up professional baseball and many other offers to serve his country,” said Bill Davis, national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “We are grateful to the American Veterans Center for keeping his spirit alive and for allowing the Young Marines to play a key role in that effort.”

YM MGySgt Tyson Henry

Tyson HenryA resident of Gilbert, Arizona, Tyson Henry is a member of the East Valley Young Marines located in Mesa, Arizona; unit commander is Dana Lippincott. Henry joined the Young Marines in 7th grade at age 12.

“The Young Marines has provided me with a pathway for the future,” he said. “Through the experiences that I have gained through this program, I have had the opportunity to explore various military avenues and career options. I have been able to create a plan for my future.”

Henry is a senior at Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona, where he is a Toro Link Leader, and he participates in baseball.

Henry was selected as Young Marine of the Year for his unit, battalion, and regiment. He received the Distinguished Order of Merit, and he is a graduate of the Junior, Senior and Advanced Leadership Academies. He has participated in the Pearl Harbor commemoration, Navajo Code Talkers Day, National Encampment, the Air and Space Academy, and the presentation of the Fulcrum Shield at the Pentagon. In addition, he attended the Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy.

He plans to attend Arizona State University where he will major in Criminal Justice and participate in ROTC. Post college he plans to apply for OCS, Marine Corps.

He is the son of Dawn Henry.

“My family has served as a huge support of my participation in the Young Marines,” Tyson Henry said. “It has provided a common link for us.”

YM MGySgt William J. Daniels

William DanielsA resident of Palmdale, California, Daniels is a member of the Quartz Hill Young Marines located in Lancaster, California; unit commander is Christopher Chinchilla. Daniels joined the Young Marines in 5th grade at age 10.

“Being selected as a recipient for the 2018 Jimmy Trimble Scholarship is a great honor, and I am truly grateful,” Daniels said. “I see this scholarship as a responsibility bestowed upon me to represent the Young Marines on Guam and Iwo Jima. I will try my absolute best to fulfill that responsibility.”

Daniels is a senior at William J. “Pete” Knight High School in Palmdale, California where he is a California Scholarship Foundation member and an AP student throughout high school. He participated in football, wrestling and track. In addition, he participates in clubs such as Science Olympiad for which he is the team captain and the California Scholarship Foundation Chapter for which he is vice president.

With the Young Marines, Daniels received the Achievement Ribbon with national frame for his performance as a platoon sergeant during the 2016 Navajo Code Talker Day event. He was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major for the Northern California Regiment in 2018. He received the Young Marine Staff Ribbon with a gold frame for serving as the Training Chief for the Senior Leadership School during the 2018 National Leadership Academy. Also, Daniels received the Personal Achievement Ribbon for serving as the Sergeant Major at the programs first drill and ceremonies school in 2018.

He plans to attend the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Post college, Daniels would like to join the Marine Corps and serve as an officer.

He is the son of Hortencia Laura Daniels and LaFrance Daniels. His sister Kimberly Daniels is a YM MSgt, and his brother LaFrance Daniels III is a former YM GySgt and winner of the 2017 Jimmy Trimble Scholarship.

About the Young Marines

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c (3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 270 units with 9,000 youth and 2,600 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Japan, and affiliates in other countries.

For more information, visit the official website at: https://www.YoungMarines.com.

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Media Contact: Andy Richardson
Ginny Richardson Public Relations
arichardson@gr-pr.com or 630-789-8899

 

 
MISSION The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. MOTTO Strengthening the lives of America's youth
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