By BRAD KEITH
STEPHENVILLE (May 22, 2016) — By the time most Stephenville High School seniors are beginning college this fall, one of their classmates, Gabriel Serbin, will be finishing basic training as a US Marine.
Serbin is originally from Cleburne but moved to Stephenville and was part of the Yellow Jacket soccer team that had two nine-match win streaks and finished the year 18-1-2 after winning their first district title and reaching the regional tournament for the fi
Serbin was enjoying a celebration of the soccer team’s success when head coach Chayden Feist announced the senior planned to join the Marines. Serbin later said he has an uncle who was a big inspiration.
“My uncle, he was in the Navy, and I talked to him about it to see what the experience was like,” Serbin explained. “He said it was quite a good feeling to be part of a bigger family and to travel around the world and that’s what I want to do.”
Serbin didn’t stop there, gathering the thoughts of others before making the life-changing commitment.
“I heard from other people that it is a hard experience, but a great experience that you would never forget. They said it’s something you will live with the rest of your life and never regret, that every little thing would be worth it.”