Rushville Republican

March 15, 2013

Pfc. Gray graduates basic training


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Army National Guard Pfc. Kyle J. Gray 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.

Gray is the son of Sheryl Gray, stepson of Kevin Durbin, and grandson of Melanie Gray, all of West 800th North, Carthage.

He is a 2009 graduate of Knightstown High School. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from Lincoln College of Technology, Indianapolis.