With deep pride and love, Tim and Ronda Odom announce the graduation of their son Timothy “Wyatt” Odom from the United States Marine Corps Basic Training on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
Timothy Wyatt Odom, a Hewitt-Trussville graduate of the Class of 2013, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Pvt. Odom successfully completed 13 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Pvt. Odom and his fellow recruits began their training each day at 5 a.m., running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Pvt. Odom spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, and hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.
Pvt. Odom also received instructions on the Marine Corps’ core values — honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Pvt. Odom and fellow recruits ended the training phase with the Crucible, a 54-hour team effort and problem solving evolution. After graduation from Parris Island, Pvt. Odom will be stationed at Camp Geiger N.C. for four weeks of Marine combat training. Wyatt has committed to a four-year enlistment with the United States Marine Corps.