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Carter completes basic training

Army Pvt. Christopher S. Carter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Ga.

During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, traditions and core values.

Carter is the son of Tonia M. Hill of Lacey’s Spring and Christopher E. Carter of Decatur. He is also the grandson of Brad Smead of Decatur.

He is a 2010 graduate of Priceville High School.