Thomas promoted to Master Sergeant


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Union native Ronald D. Thomas Jr. received a high honor on June 1, 2015 with promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps. Master Sergeant/E-8 is the second highest enlisted rank in the Marine Corps. Here, Master Sgt. Thomas’ mother, Geneva L. Thomas (foreground) and his wife, Sarah Thomas (background) pin his new rank on his collar during the promotion ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.

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Union native Ronald D. Thomas Jr. received a high honor on June 1, 2015 with promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps. Master Sergeant/E-8 is the second enlisted highest rank in the Marine Corps. Here, Master Sgt. Thomas receives his promotion from his commanding officer.

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Union native Ronald D. Thomas Jr. received a high honor on June 1, 2015 with promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps. Master Sergeant/E-8 is the second enlisted highest rank in the Marine Corps. Here Master Sgt. Thomas is sworn in to his new rank.

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Union native Ronald D. Thomas Jr. received a high honor on June 1, 2015 with promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps. Master Sergeant/E-8 is the second enlisted highest rank in the Marine Corps. Here Master Sgt. Thomas addresses his fellow marines for the first time at his new rank.

BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. — Union native Ronald D. Thomas Jr. was recently promoted to Master Sergeant in the US Marine Corps in a ceremony attended by his wife, Sarah, and his mother, Geneva, both of whom helped pin Thomas’ new rank on his uniform

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