Lee completes basic combat training in S.C.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 21, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pvt. Kenneth E. Lee 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.

Lee is the nephew of Jackie Banks of Creekbend Road, Natchez, and Richard Goode of Concord St., Beaumont, Texas.

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In 2004, the private graduated from Westbrook High School, Beaumont.