Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Former Schlagle student graduates from basic combat training

Army Pvt. Randy Gillis 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.

Gillis is the son of Richard Gillis Jr. of North 15th Street, Kansas City. He is also the son of Lana Gillis and grandson of Joy Gillis, both of Walker Avenue, Kansas City.

He is a 2009 graduate of F.L. Schlagle High School, Kansas City.