Frenship graduate finds fit in the Marines

Former Frenship Tiger Jeremy Miller is proud to be a Marine.

The 2005 graduate from Frenship High School joined the Marines in May 2006.

“It’s going good. I love it,” he said. “It’s the best decision I made in my life. It definitely straightened my life out. I was getting in trouble at home and not doing hot in school. I went to the Marine Corps and it taught me discipline and manners. I’m a lot different than I used to be.”

Miller played football and was a powerlifter in high school.

After graduating from Frenship, he spent a year at South Plains College and decided to focus on business. But after a year in school, Miller joined the Marines.

Miller signed on with the Marines for five years, two as a infantryman and three more as a security team member.

“The job I chose in security forces is called fast team,” he said. “The way my recruiter explained it is we are the SWAT team of the Marine Corps. We serve in Iraq and are on ready alert at all times. If an embassy gets taken over or (there is) an emergency somewhere in the world, we are who they send.”

Miller thinks he could be serving in the Middle East — either Iraq or Afghanistan — in about 120 days.

“I will more than likely be deployed there in three or four months,” he said.

Miller said he will try and take some more college courses while in the Marines. If he doesn’t re-enlist, he is thinking about going to college.

“If I get out, I am planning on attending Texas Tech and getting my business degree,” he said.

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