Marine 'poolees' get a taste of boot camp in Fresno

The Fresno BeeMay 12, 2014 

Potential recruits got an introduction to the Marines at Roeding Park on Saturday morning.

Two drill instructors came to Fresno from Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego to give 253 "poolees" a taste of what to expect when they go to boot camp. Poolees have enlisted but are awaiting a reporting date -- most because they're still in school.

The instructors' firm, but (mostly) encouraging tone broke the calm of a weekend morning at the park.

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