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Military brief: Baucom graduates


Special to The Dispatch



Army Pvt. Johnny M. Baucom Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.  


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. 


Baucom is the son of Johnny M. Baucom of Gordo, Alabama, and grandson of Jimmy E. Edwards of West Point. 


He is a 2011 graduate from the National Guard Youth Challenge Program in Hattiesburg.



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