By Tammy Moore Teague
He just turned eighteen, and is about to begin a career in the United States Marine Corp. Levi Owens, son of Bobby and Lana Owens of Mansfield is preparing to leave for boot camp.
He will leave Fort Smith on September 3. After an overnight stay in Oklahoma City on the fourth, he will be on his way to San Diego for 13 weeks of boot camp. Following graduation, he will get to return home for 10-30 days depending on his orders. Following that time, he will go to Camp Pendleton for school of infantry.
Owens parents realize the seriousness of their son’s decision. However, they couldn’t be more proud. “We are so proud of this young man for his choice to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and this country. We know he’ll make a great Marine. His dedication, his sincerity and his willingness to finish what he starts. We love you Levi, and will be praying faithfully.”
Many members of the community as well as Owen’s church family share in his parent’s sentiments. We too, at Resident Press, are proud to support all our military men and women and wish Owens well. We look forward to covering his future success within the Marine Corps. Oohrah!