Coffey graduates from basic combat training

Sat, 03/25/2006 - 12:49pm
By: The Citizen

Army Pvt. Matthew W. Coffey 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.

Coffey is the son of Steven and Mary Coffey of Tyrone, and a 2003 graduate of Sandy Creek High School.

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