The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 15, 2013

Spaid graduates basic combat training

The Daily Item

— Army Pvt. Frederck J. Spaid 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.

Spaid is the son of Shawna Spaid, of Steele, Ala., and grandson of Ruby Rauch, of Elysburg.