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Davis completes basic training

Army Spec. Matthew A. Davis 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.

Davis is the son of Michael Davis and June Davis, both of Hartselle.

He is a 2002 graduate of Hartselle High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the University of Alabama.