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Military News of Virgin Islanders–October 2007

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Army National Guard Pfc. Raymond A. Simon/St. Croix

Oct. 17, 2007 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Army National Guard Pfc. Raymond A. Simon 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. He received instruction and practice in physical fitness, 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.
Simon earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of Myrtle Rogers of Estate Fig Tree, Christiansted, Virgin Islands.

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