Still, he should be lauded for his efforts!
LEWISTON, Maine — A Lewiston man who shed 140 pounds to join the Marines is headed to Parris Island, S.C., to begin boot camp.
Topping out at 330 pounds, Ulysses Milana was rejected by Army and Navy recruiters. But Marine recruiters worked with him as he lost about 20 pounds a month.
It wasn’t easy, Milana said, but he managed to slim down through exercise, more healthful eating habits and giving up the occasional beer after work. He said he was even able to forgo a beer at his going-away party Saturday night.