Seawright graduates Army basic

Published 3:01 pm Monday, August 31, 2009

Army Reserve Pvt. Edward B. Searight 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.

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Searight earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Elaine Davison of Mary Lane Road, Fort Deposit.

The private is a 2008 graduate of Greenville High School.