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Young Marine Logs in 450 Hours of Community Service

He's already a sergeant, and he's only 13 years old.

He's already a sergeant, and he's only 13.

Reymundo Munoz, an eight-grade student at Julian Charter Middle School Academy, achieved a prestigious rank in the Young Marines program and logged in 450 hours of community service, making him a Temecula Patch "Whiz Kid."

He’s served in the Young Marines for five years and graduated from junior and senior leadership training classes. He does all this while maintaining a B average.

Part of his community service in the Temecula community includes participating in classes promoting drug awareness and prevention and showing other kids how to go green, volunteering at church events, cleaning up after fires and various Murrieta and Temecula events, helping with the "Christmas in July" program for returning Marines and sailors and compiling anecdotes from veterans for the Library of Congress.

“Reymundo is a stellar young adult. He's a giver, not a taker,” said Madeline Blake, the mother of a Young Marines alumnus. “He's very passionate about God, his country and his family and friends.  He's just a wonderful kid.  He's accomplished a lot in his 13 years.  I can only imagine what he can and will do in the future.”

The Young Marines is a government-sponsored, national youth program for boys and girls between the ages of 8-18.

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