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March 24, 2013

Serving our country 3.23.13

ORANGE — Army Pvt. Decker V. Blevins

Army Pvt. Decker V. Blevins 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.

Blevins is the granddaughter of Lunda and Ronald Menier of Orange.

She is a 2012 graduate of McKinley High School, Baton Rouge, La.

Army Pfc. Ashton V. Lemoine

Army Pfc. Ashton V. Lemoine 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.

Lemoine is the daughter of Brandy Downey of Orange.

She is a 2012 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School.

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