The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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September 9, 2013

Military News

Army Pfc. David G. Lerch 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.

Lerch is the son of Gary and Bonnie Lerch, of Elysburg.

He is a 2008 graduate of Southern Columbia High School and received an associates degree in 2012 from Lehigh Carbon Community College.

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