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Mayes graduates from basic training in S.C.

Published 12:09am Sunday, June 23, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pvt. Nathaniel L. Mayes 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.

Mayes is the son of Merry and Roger Jones of Jonesville.

He is a 2012 graduate of Block High School in Jonesville.