Army Pvt. Damien M. Smoker has graduated from basic combat training at 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 Leon Smoker of 11th St. W., and Virginia Dever, both of Lehigh Acres. Smoker graduated in 2008 from Lehigh Senior High School.