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Matthew W. Sturgill completes training

Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew W. Sturgill has completed One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic military training and advanced individual training.

During basic training, he received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills.

Sturgill also received instruction in light and heavy anti-armor weapons, indirect fire support, and mechanized operations while assigned to a rifle or mortar squad. The training included weapons qualification, tactics, patrolling, navigation, field communications, and combat operations; engagement in infantry combat exercises, battle drills, land mine locating, neutralizing and extracting, and survival operations during a nuclear, biological or chemical attack.

Sturgill is the son of Eddie and Bertha Sturgill of Benham, and a 2006 graduate of Cumberland High School.

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