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Marine retiring after 20 years

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Daily Press Staff Writer

As Capt. Johnny Luévano prepares to retire from the U.S. Marine Corps, he is taking with him 20 years of memories created with fellow servicemen.

“I will miss the other Marines that I’ve met,” he said. “Over the past two decades, I’ve developed some really good friendships and bonds. Those are the things I will miss the most.”

Luévano, an Artesia High School alumnus, joined the Marines in 1991 and became a field radio operator. He served in the Second Marine Division for three years at Camp Lejeune. During his time there, he was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant.

“My first three years as an enlisted Marine, we had a lot of fun,” he said. “As a junior enlisted, you have a lot of other Marines; there were 30 or 40 of us, and we were all friends. Our platoon had kind of a rep of being a collection of misfit guys. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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