Weatherford Democrat

September 7, 2013

Elliott completes Army combat training


Weatherford Democrat

— Army Pfc. William R. Elliott, of Springtown, 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.

Elliott is the son of Christina and Cecil Herron and the grandson of William Elliott, all of Springtown. He is a 2011 graduate of Springtown High School.