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Army National Guard Pvt. Skylur I. Price has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in 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.

Price is the son of Angelia McMahan and Mark Price of Frank Cline Road in Vale.
He is a 2012 graduate of West Lincoln High School.

Army Pvt. Brett M. Ebert has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in 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.

Ebert is the son of Brittney Ebert of Old Lenoir Road in Hickory, and brother of Brian Ebert of Chestnut Street in Lincolnton.

He is a 2011 graduate of Lincolnton High School.

Army Cadet Andrew R. Brogden has received the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony at the Marshall Center, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. The award is named in the honor and legacy of General of the Army George C. Marshall, who served in World War II as the Army Chief of Staff, and in the post-war era served as secretary of state and secretary of defense.
The award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each battalion at host universities or colleges. Top cadets from each cadet battalion represent the very best of a highly selective organization. This is a national award and the highest award an ROTC cadet can receive.

The cadets participate in focus groups and round-table discussions and lectures on the theme of the national security of the U.S. and the Army’s security role in the international arena. Cadets receive formal speeches from the highest echelons of the U.S. Army’s leadership ranks, scholars and experts in the area of national defense.

The cadet is a student at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C.

Brogden is the son of Lee and Raquel Garrison of Hidden Valley Avenue in Lincolnton and grandson of Linda and Toby Thrift of Kester Drive in Cherryville. He graduated in 2009 from Burns High School in Lawndale.

College freshman William Henry Cofield recently received his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. An East Lincoln High School graduate, Cadet Cofield is the son of Kristi and Bill Cofield of Denver. Currently attending Marion Military Institute (MMI) in Alabama as a Falcon Scholar, he will report to Colorado Springs this summer to join the class of 2017. At MMI, he serves as a corporal in the White Knights Precision Drill Team.

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