Marine Corps Cpl. William S. Port participated in an amphibious landing exercise called Phiblex '11 on the island of Luzon, the Philippines.
Sailors from an aircraft carrier, a dock landing ship, and an amphibious transport dock ship, along with members of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Okinawa, Japan, and members of the Philippine military shared tactics, weapons, and field rations during the exercise. The exercise allowed American servicemembers to train in a foreign environment and get a better understanding of how American and Filipino military operations function together.
He is the son of Alan and Nancy Port of Ledge Road, Burlington, Vt.