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Sartin finishes basic combat training

Published 5:00am Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Army Pvt. Matthew C. Sartin has 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.

Sartin is a 2012 graduate of Danville High School. He is the son of Susan Copeland and stepson of Daniel Copeland, both of Hartselle.

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