Bearden completes basic, advanced training

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bearden completes Basic, Advanced training
Pvt. Joseph C. Bearden of Kannapolis graduated from U.S. Army Basic Combat Training and Infantry Advanced Individual Training July 8 at Ft. Benning, Ga., where he was in the 3rd Platoon Bravo Company, 2-19 Infantry Division. He was qualified as a sharp shooter.
Bearden will be stationed in Fort Louis, Wash., in the 2nd Infantry Division until February 2012, when he will deploy to Afghanistan.
He is the son of Charles T. Bearden Jr. and Julie Fink Bearden; the grandson of Brenda Bernhardt Lowder, Charles T. Bearden Sr., and Milford and Theresa Fink; and the great-grandson of Joann and Percy Johnson. He has one sister, Shea Nicole Bearden.