CRESTVIEW Emerald Coast Young Marines Gunnery Sgt. Michael Warren accepted a plaque during his discharge ceremony on Saturday at the Elks Lodge in downtown Crestview.


CRESTVIEW Emerald Coast Young Marines Gunnery Sgt. Michael Warren accepted a plaque during his discharge ceremony Feb. 15 at the Elks Lodge in downtown Crestview.



Warren, 18, rose through ECYM's ranks; he twice earned the Unit Young Marine of the Year honor, and was named Battalion Young Marine of the Year.



He has earned 30 ribbons, including merits for physical fitness, teaching drug awareness, service to veterans and field skills.