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Horton remembers life as Marine drill instructor
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Marine veteran Ron Horton was known as “The Tasmanian Devil” for his intensity as a drill instructor. Horton said it’s better to have a recruit break during boot camp than to break on the battlefield.
Ron Horton is a local veteran who was a Marine drill instructor from February 1977 until August 1978. Horton was drafted into the military at the age of 19 in February 1970 and tested into the Marines.

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