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Carter completes basic training in S. Carolina

Published 12:33am Sunday, April 21, 2013

COLUMBIA — Army National Guard Pvt. Franklin J. Carter 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.

Carter is the son of Claude Carter of Verona Street, Newellton.

He is a 2012 graduate of Tensas High School, St. Joseph.