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Local Marine meets President


HOLMEN, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Not many people can say they've met a President of the United States, yet a local Marine has joined the list.

21-year old Nick Clements is a 2008 Holmen High School graduate and met the President May 24th.

He's home on leave  for two weeks, which gave News 19 the opportunity to talk with him about his experience.

Service runs deep in the Clements family.

Corporal Clements just finished two years of service as a security guard at the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C.
His older brother, J. J. works as an officer in the Army and is currently stationed in Afghanistan and their father is retire from the Army and grandfather also served for the Air Force.

Nick is the first of this long-line of servicemen to ever meet the President.

He received the honor while serving in Washington D.C. and decided to bring his mom along for the experience.

Nick and his mom Rhonda meet President Obama in the Oval Office and also received a picture of their visit, signed by the president.

Clements said he has about one week of vacation left.

When that's over, he will head to a new unit in North Carolina.

He's scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan by the end of the year.

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