Army National Guard Pvt. Herman J. Kemp has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
He is the son of Douglas and Leona Kemp of Violet Hill and a 2006 graduate of Izard County Consolidated High School.
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.