Military News Aug. 16

Army Pvt. Alfred Franks 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.

Franks is the son of Lawanda Franks of Cabot, Ark., and brother of Alvin Franks of Vilonia.

He is a 2010 graduate of Cabot High School.

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