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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Leesville native graduates from basic training

  • Army Pfc. Roger E. Thompson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
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  • Army Pfc. Roger E. Thompson 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.
    Thompson is the son of Robert Thompson of Leesville, and the grandson of Ronnie Thompson of Pikeville, Ky.
    He is a 2011 graduate of Shelby Valley High School in Pikeville, Ky.
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