Pvt. Joel D. Conard, 18, of Hiram recently graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.
He is a 2012 graduate of Crestwood High School and the son of Jeff and Julie Conard of Hiram.
Conard successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of 87 recruits in Training Platoon 2094. Following 10 days home on leave and seven days as a Recruiter's Assistant, he will report to Camp Geiger, N.C., for one month of Military Combat Training then Military Occupation Specialty school.