Pfc. John D. Loomis finishes basic training

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 27, 2011

FORT SILL, LAWTON, Okla. — During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

He is the son of Amy Dewitt and grandson of Dale Vestal, both of Moose Lodge Road, Vidalia.

Loomis graduated in 2007 from Vidalia High School.

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