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MILITARY MATTERS: Dustin L. Heidle

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U.S. Army Pvt. Dustin L. Heidle recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

The private, who earned distinction as an honor graduate, is the son of Shelia Bunch and Michael Heidle, both of Kingston, Tenn.

He graduated in 2008 from Roane County High School.

During the nine weeks of training, Heidle studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.

He also 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.