Ashley graduates from Fort Jackson in South Carolina

Published 1:21 am Sunday, October 28, 2007

Army Reserve Pvt. William J. Ashley III 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.

Ashley is the son of William Ashley Jr. of White Apple Road, Natchez, and nephew of Amanda Van Buren of Hackett Ford Road, Woodville.

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