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Morrow Recognized for Graduating from Basic Training

By Joe Morey News Editor


At its weekly meeting, Monday, April 1, 2019, the Tribal Governing Board recognized the achievement of Marcus John Morrow for graduating basic training in the United States Army at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, on March 21.


Marcus, whose Ojibwe name is Miskogiizhig (Red Sky), is the son of Adele Morrow and grandson of Thelma Nayquonabe. He has four siblings, Obizaan, Alex, Jesse and Maurianne.

Proud grandmother Thelma said Marcus is heading to Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri and may be sent overseas.


“Marcus was a student at the LCO Ojibwe Community College for the past two years but was looking for some sort of calling,” Thelma said. “A recruiter came to the house but I didn’t know how serious he was until he cut his hair. He had long hair. Then I knew it was for sure.”

Marcus left for basic training on January 4 of this year. He will be enlisted for the next three years. Thelma said he hopes to get his annual leave during Honor the Earth in July so he can come home for the powwow.


Thelma said of Marcus, “He is physically fit, and a very regimented person. He’s a good kid and everyone likes him.”


Congratulations Marcus!


Pictured from L-R) TGB members Tweed Shuman and Don Carley, John Skye, Marcus’ grandmother Thelma Nauquonabe and LCO Chairman Louis Taylor, TGB members Rose Gokee, Jason Weaver and Joel Valentin.