Cheatham graduates basic training

Published 8:09 am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Army Pvt. Rodney Cheatham 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.

Cheatham is the son of Patricia Cheatham of Georgiana, and the brother of Nukikia Haslip of Lawton, Okla.

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He is a 2012 graduate of Georgiana School.