Mayenschein to become Corporal

Blake Douglas Mayenschein joined the U.S. Marines in December of 2011 at the age of 18. He has completed requirements to earn the rank of Corporal, and this presentation will take place at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in June. Mayenschein was born in Augusta and raised in Martinez, Ga.  He is the son of John Douglas Jr., and Jan Mayenschein, of Salem, Va., and Julie Brunkow of Augusta. He is the grandson of Jeanne and the late Jack Mayenschein of Aiken. He is the great grandson of the late Frank and Mary Wiland and the late Ed and Sally Mayenshein of Aiken. He has several aunts, uncles and cousins in Aiken.