A Manchester resident recently underwent motorized operations training on Range 113 in Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA, on Oct. 16.
Lance Corporal Trevor Maxwell, 20, of Rye Street in Manchester, joined the Marines on May 29, 2017. He graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 2016. During the year in between graduation and joining, he was preparing to enlist in the Marines by attending boot camp and motor transport school in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Maxwell is the first in his family to enlist and he was drew to the Marines due to his love of truck driving and his desire to “protect and serve and help people who could not protect themselves,” Maxwell explained.
“It’s a real honor and privilege to be in that situation. You really just got be there yourself to understand it. It’s a great feeling. I’m just excited to be a part of it,” he added.
During his motorized operations training, Maxwell trained with an M240B machine gun.
“Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, trained with M240B machine guns, Mark 19 grenade launchers and Browning .50-caliber machine guns in order to improve efficiency in combat environments,” according to the U.S. Marine Corps via the defensive visual information distribution service (DVIDS).
Maxwell is serving in Okinawa, Japan. He’s been there for 1.5 years and still has about six more months to go.
To his mother, Terry Demonbreum, and his older brother, Tyler, he said, “Thank you for supporting me and being with me through every step of this journey.”