This is an amazing story.
Meet Maria Daume, Platoon 4001, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion. Maria was born in Russia, one of the longest lasting U.S. enemies, while her mother was in prison. Brought to Long Island, New York at the age of 4, Maria was adopted and became a U.S. citizen. At 12, she met a Marine recruiter at an event and became interested in the U.S. Marine Corps.
This is her experience at the Crucible during U.S. Marine Corps recruit training at Recruit Depot Parris Island. It is a truly unexpected and unusual story, indeed.