Special to the Reporter

Pvt. Ryan D. Morrow of Walnut Springs graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp this past Friday in San Diego, Calif.

Morrow attended school in Walnut Springs his whole life until his senior year, when he graduated from the Brazos River Charter School. His parents are Greg and Cheryl Morrow and grandparents are Bennett and Ruthie Morrow, all of Walnut Springs, and Doris and Jesse Lawson of Granbury.

Friends and family welcomed him home for a 10-day leave. Afterward he will return to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for Marine combat training.

Morrow’s family encourages everyone to wear red on Friday in support of all the troops stationed around the world.