The Cheyenne River Young Marines

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – Cheyenne River Young Marines from Eagle Butte attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Veteran’s Memorial Park and blessing of a South Dakota Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopter, here Nov. 10, 2011. Since June, these first generation Young Marines have been going to “boot camp” every Friday. The Youth Marines accept children from the ages of eight to 18. “Since the start of the Young Marines, members have started to get better grades in school and have more discipline and better manners than those not in the Young Marines,” said Richard Charging eagle, commander of the Cheyenne River Veterans Association. Back row, left to right: Shana Lawrence, Colin Kills Back, Ransom Traversie, Cambryn High Elk. Front Row: Spencer Moran.

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