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Thursday, August 28, 2003

Marine Corps Pvt. Robert M. Lane and Marine Corps

Pvt. Zachariah E. Weaver recently completed 12 weeks

of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San

Diego. The training is designed to challenge new

Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Lane is the son of Ann M. Lane of Dallas and John T.

Lane of Calico Rock.

Weaver is the son of Sandra Dodge of Wiseman and

Jimmy E. Weaver of Mountain Home.

Lane and Weaver began their training at 5 a.m. by

running three miles and performing calisthenics. In

addition to the physical assignments which included

learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water

survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and

assorted weapons training, they performed class order

drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field


They also received instruction on the Marine Corps'

core values -- honor, courage and commitment, and

what the words mean in guiding personal and

professional conduct.

The recruits ended the training phase with the Crucible,

a 54-hour team evolution culminating in an emotional

ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine

Corps Emblem and addressed as Marines for the first

time in their careers.

Weaver is a 2002 graduate of Cotter High school and

joined the Marine Corps in April of 2003.

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