Army Private Eric Sexton graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., on Aug. 19.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.
Sexton has now shipped off to his next Army base to complete his 46 weeks of AIT schooling as a radiology specialist.
Eric is the son of Todd and Angie Purtee of Hillsboro and Eric Sexton of Amelia. He is a 2016 graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School.
Submitted by family members.