Paul Bruce Bellonby II, a 2004 graduate from Amelia High School, recently joined the Marine Corps through the Delayed Entry Program and attended recruit training at marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
During recruit training, he underwent 13 weeks of training that included instruction in first aid, general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history, martial arts and weapons familiarization.
In March 2010, Bellonby completed his training and returned home for 10 days leave. From there he reported to Marine Combat Training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejuene, N.C. and follow-on training in one of 300 occupational specialties of his choosing.
Bellonby is the son of Arlene and Paul Bellonby.