Private First Class Christopher S. Simpler, 19, of Lewes has successfully completed U.S. Marine Corps Basic Training in Paris Island, S.C.
He graduated Jan. 24 as a member of 1st Battalion, Alpha Company, Platoon 1005 and was named Honor Graduate of Alpha Company.
After graduating from Lewes Beach Day School, a home school, and attending Delaware Technical Community College for a year, Simpler was recruited for military service by Staff Sgt. Michael A. West.