Grove claims Young Marine of the Year title

Staff Writer

You may have seen them around town; kids aged eight up to 17, dressed in Marine-style uniforms, conducting color guard duties, visiting veterans at the VA hospital, planting flags on the graves of fallen military heroes.
They're the Crossroads Young Marines; and chances are excellent that, if you have seen them, you've seen Young Marine Sgt. Ryker Grove. The squared-away 12-year-old rarely misses an opportunity to represent his unit in events around the area and beyond. And recently, he received high recognition for his tireless work.
"I am excited. I feel honored, really, to be my age and that rank, and hold the position of 2nd Battalion Young Marine of the Year," said Ryker.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of the Herald.