Army Spec. Marcus graduates from basic training

Published 6:01 pm Monday, November 30, 2009

Army Spec. Joshua Marcus 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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He is the son of Marileen and Max Marcus of Silver Creek Road, Mill Spring, N.C.

Marcus received a bachelors degree in 2008 from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.