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The King Family

My name is Johnna Maria King. I met Rashawn at the United States Naval Academy. We've been married for three years.

My name is Robbin Sledge King my son is Drexel Rashawn King he's a lieutenant in the United States Marines.

They have a community in Rawley, North Carolina specifically Ravenscroft School. His mother works there and she was working there while he attended.

Rashawn likes to come back to visit me and of course his family, all the time. When he does get here we'll go around and meet mostly with the teachers or whoever has done a project with him. We'll go into that classroom and he'll talk to the students. They love it. They absolutely love it, they adore it. He always tells them, every time he comes to visit, the most important thing is to respect your parents, go to school, get a good education, and give back to the community.

Rashawn has really thrived off of leadership and, I would say, faithfulness to the Marines, his family, to others and to his country. The Marine Corps has always provided a new opportunity for building relationships and new friendships.