The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 16, 2013

Elliott finishes basic combat training


Enid News & Eagle

— Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher M. Elliott 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.

Elliott is the son of Lilia McArthur and stepson of William Bodine, both of Enid.