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US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, holds (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, holds up his championship belts during a workout session at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley at a workout session. (May 26, 2012)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring

Boxer Jamel Herring prepares for the US Olympics.

Herring's official United States Marines portrait when he
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Herring's official United States Marines portrait when he first joined the Corps at age 18.

Sgt. Jamel Herring, center, with the United States
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Sgt. Jamel Herring, center, with the United States Marines boxing team.

Jeanine Herring is pictured in her Coram home
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Jeanine Herring is pictured in her Coram home with photographs of her son, Jamel Herring, and some of the championship belts he has won as a member of the United States Marines boxing team.

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Coram native Jamel Herring qualified for the 2012
(Credit: USA BOXING)

Coram native Jamel Herring qualified for the 2012 Olympic boxing team in his 141-pound weight class.

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, hits
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, hits the bag at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in preparation for this summer's Olympic games. (May 26, 2012)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram ,
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram , during a work out session at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley. (May 26, 2012)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, hits
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, hits the bag during a workout sessions at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley. (May 26, 2012)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, with
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, with his coach, Austin Hendrickson, during a workout session at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley. (May 26, 2012)

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US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, holds
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, holds up his championship belts during a workout session at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley at a workout session. (May 26, 2012)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, hits
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, hits the bag during a workout sessions at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley. (May 26, 2012)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, works
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

US Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, works with coach Austin Hendrickson during a workout session at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley. (May 26, 2012)

U.S. Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, during
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

U.S. Olympic boxer Jamel Herring, of Coram, during a workout session at the Veteran's Memorial Gym in Shirley. (May 26, 2012)

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