Pfc. John J. Loeffler, 21, of Bemidji, graduated July 31 from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.
Loeffler successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training as one of 48 recruits in training platoon 3265. While in basic training, he was awarded sharp shooter status in rifle qualification. His platoon won initial and final drills.
He will report to Camp Pendleton for one month of military combat training. After training, he will attend Military Occupation Specialty School.
He is a 2006 graduate of Bemidji High School. His parents are Dawn and Ivan Loeffler of Bemidji.