Army Pvt. Hector I. Velasquez has graduated from basic infantry training at
Fort Benning, Columbus,Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
He is the son of Lucila and stepson of Jorge Velasco of Mohawk Ave.,
LaBelle, Fla. Velasquez is a 2010 graduate of LaBelle High School.