Mercedes “Sadie” A. Smith graduated from Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illon Oct. 2, 2015. In attendance at her graduation were her mother, Dana, her sister, Asia both of Independence, Ky. and her grandparents, Doug and Carol Ball of Carrollton, Ky.
Smith completed conditioning, swimming, marching, drilling and attending Navy classes. She learned the meaning of Honor, Courage and Commitment. She studied simulated emergency shipboard situations meant to save lives.