Smith graduates from basic training

Army Spec. Charles S. Smith II has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Smith is the son of Wendy and Charles Smith and grandson of Eleanor Doria, all of Pulaski.

He is a 2006 graduate of Altmar-Parish Williamstown Junior/Senior High School, Parish.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the State University of New York at Oswego.