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ST. GEORGE – Seven young men from St. George, Ivins and Seoul, South Korea, completed the 2012 Devil Pup camp at Camp Pendleton in Southern California and have become the newest Devil Pups in this area. Carl Henderson, grandson of Karl Jenkins of St. George, traveled from Seoul, South Korea, to participate and fulfill a personal goal he’s had for two years.

This year the seven young men who successfully completed the camp, including a hike up the side of a 1,300 foot peak named “Old Smokey” on Camp Pendleton, were Emilio Gutierrez of Diamond Valley, Josh Sumpter and Jace Higley of Ivins, Carl Henderson of South Korea, and Chance McPhie, Greysten Saxton and Sakston Tesch, all of St. George. Chance McPhie won the honor of guidon bearer for his platoon.

Devil Pups is a rigorous 10-day camp designed as a community benefit program that aids the development of character qualities in teenage boys and girls ages 14-17, and enables them to become healthier and more successful young citizens. Requirements are tough. Participants must be physically fit. The program is run by Lt. Col. William C. Toole (USMCR, Ret.), and the selection process begins in January of each year for a summer encampment in July or August.

For information, contact Bill Toole at 652-3998. Information about the program can be seen at www.devilpups.com or the Southern Utah Devil Pups photo album at www.2012soutahdevilpups.shutterfly.com.

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