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Moraga Marine Wins Leadership Award

Chris Roming wins the 'Chesty' Puller award for leadership as a platoon leader at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

Moraga native Chris Roming has been honored with the "Chesty" Puller award for showing leadership as a platoon leader with his Marine Corps company of more than 500 recruits in basic training.

Roming, who attended Campolindo High and Cabrillo College in Aptos, received the award after basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. In the new year, Private First Class Roming will report to Camp Pendleton.

Roming had some scrapes as a teenager. "He never once doubted how much I loved him and how much confidence I had that he could turn things around," said his mother, Pam Roming of Moraga.

The award is named for Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history.

Trenton Gregory December 30, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Really..a dress uniform has little to do with the real horror of war...we spend....trillions on guns, tanks n planes and such. Are we sending a mixed message to are youth? Considering the school gun killing why do we make war and killing , destroying other lands..so very HANSOME..., war isn't .
margo December 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Great job chris
margo December 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Great job chris
kathy franklin December 31, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Congratulations Chris!
juanita harrigan December 31, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I'm Proud of You Chris! Leadership is a Great Quality to have. :) Congratulations!

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