Azle grad a Marine Corps drill sergeant

September 11, 2013
Azle High School graduate Mario Rodriguez barks out orders and new Marine Corps recruits snap to his commands at Paris Island, South Carolina.

Azle High School graduate Mario Rodriguez barks out orders and new Marine Corps recruits snap to his commands at Paris Island, South Carolina.

When Marine Corps drill sergeant Mario Rodriguez bellows at new recruits, they jump.

The 24-year-old Azle High School graduate is one of a handful of instructors responsible for preparing new recruits for training.

At Paris Island, South Carolina, Rodriguez puts the newcomers immediately through a tough night of sleep deprivation and new rules.

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