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Basic comact graduate has grandmother in Lehigh

June 5, 2009
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Army Pvt. Ruby J. Hernandez 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.

Hernandez is the daughter of Maria Minez of Old Port Isabel, Brownsville, Texas, and granddaughter of Agustina Garcia of Gordon Ave. S., Lehigh Acres, Fla.

The private is a 2008 graduate of Homer Hanna High School, Brownsville.



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