Losing weight to join the marines

November 18, 2008 6:21:25 AM PST
Ulysses Milana is a lot less of a man -- so he can become a Marine.

Milana dropped 140 pounds in order to join the Marines.

He had weighed 330 and was rejected by both Army and Navy recruiters.

But 11 months ago, Marine recruiters promised to work with him.

The Maine man is now headed to Parris Island, S.C., for boot camp.

He credits his smaller self to exercise, healthier eating and giving up the occasional beer.

Milana adds he even said no thanks to a beer at his going-away party over the weekend.