Military briefs

  • Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:39 a.m.

Army Pvt. James Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.


The son of Robert Smith of Woodleaf and grandson of Elizabeth Mitchell of Lexington, Smith is a 2012 graduate of West Rowan High School, Mount Ulla.


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