Left to right, senior Noah Bradarich, Sgt. Steven Touhy, senior Ben Scott, and senior Fern Ericson.
Three Sherrard seniors enlisted in the Marine Corps in August. Ben Scott, Noah Bradarich and Fern Ericson.
Ericson said she has always wanted to be in the military, “My family has been past military members, I wanted to continue the legacy of being in the military and I thought Marines was a good option.” She said her grandfather is her inspiration, “He was in the Navy during the Korean war. He passed away in 2017, and I just hope I’m making him proud up there by being in the military and being a Marine.”
“I think it’s really important we keep trying to protect our country,” said Ericson. She leaves July 11, 2022.
Scott said, “I wanted to fight and make a difference, that’s why I decided infantry.” He ships out June 6, 2022.
“My mom and dad were both in the military, so I knew I wanted to be in the military. I was going to go Army, because I knew I wanted to fight,” said Bradarich. After more research he chose to enlist in the Marines because, “The Marine Corps seemed a little tougher, more of a challenge... and that was that.”
He said the sports programs at Sherrard had an influence on his decision - “I’ve built some grit from cross country and wrestling.”
“I’m definitely excited, I’ll be shipping out July 18 of 2022,” Bradarich said he would go sooner if he could.