An Urhobo young lady, Ruth Imonina, born in Delta State, Nigeria; who was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of the US Marines.
This should be a thing of pride for all Urhobos, to see our young people achieving excellence and excelling in different fields across the world.
The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States and has been a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy since 30 June 1834.
What is also interesting about Ruth is that, at the commissioning event which was attended by her parents, she used her speech to remind the audience of her origins, saying:
“A lot of you know that we are not from Georgia, my family and I are from Michigan but we are Nigerians and that is why my parents are dressed as they are today to represent our culture and where we come from”.
Congratulations to Ruth and her family, we wish her all the best in her career.