Charleston graduates basic training

Published 3:57 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Army Pfc. Floyd J. Charleston has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in 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.

He is the son of Edmond Charleston Sr. of Gallion and the brother of Edmond Charleston Jr. of Demopolis.

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Charleston is a 2004 graduate of Linden High School.