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Oppenborn graduates from basic training


Last updated 3/7/2013 at Noon

FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Army Pvt. Gannon L. Oppenborn 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.

Oppenborn earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2012 graduate of Fallbrook Union High School and the son of Chad and Harriett Oppenborn of Fallbrook.


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