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Local soldier graduates basic training

COLUMBIA - Army Pvt. Shane R. Dunbar of Champlain, recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.

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.

He is the son of Deadra and Ian Dunbar of Champlain, and nephew of Isabel Dunbar of Minerva and the grandson of Ruth Dunbar of North Creek.

Dunbar is a 2007 graduate of Chazy Central Rural School.

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