Shannon Shehan completes basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia

Published 9:40 am Monday, March 11, 2013

Army National Guard Pvt. Shannon T. Shehan 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.

Shehan is the son of Terry Shehan of Mill Spring, and Kimberly Smith of Tryon.

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He is a 2012 graduate of Polk County High School.

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