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Chris Ruckert, who lost 193 pounds to join Marines, is glad to be a Private

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

In the Feb. 6 issue of The Chronicle we wrote about Chris Ruckert of Hartford. At the age of 24, he’d lost 193 pounds — dropping from 399.6 to 207 — in order to fulfill his lifelong dream of joining the U.S. military. He set off to Parris Island in February.

We met him again on June 27, when Pvt. Ruckert was home before …

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Lost 193 pounds so he could join Marines

By David Cederstrom, Chronicle Staff Writer

Chris Ruckert, 24, of Hartford, says he dreamed of joining the U.S. military, but it didn’t look possible a year-and-a-half ago when he weighed “a fraction away from 400 pounds, 399.6.”

Then he lost 193 pounds.

Now down to 207, he was inducted into the Marine Corps on Feb. 3 and went to their Parris Island boot camp in South Carolina.

“It had been …

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Our Feb. 13 issue

This week, it’s our Insurance & Investing issue!

Pick up your copy of the Chronicle and read about Elise Stefanik running for Congress, Chris Ruckert who lost 193 pounds to join the Marines, Jos. A. Bank coming to the Lake George Outlets, plus so much more!

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