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Blanton completes training

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Army Pfc. Matthew O. Blanton has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky.

He is the son of Michelle Dill of Alton, Mo., and a 2003 graduate of Alton High School.

During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, traditions, and core values.

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