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U.S. Army Pvt. Steven R. Murphy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Son of Sherry Tipton of Harriman, he was a 2002 graduate of Oakdale High School.
During the nine weeks of training, Murphy 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.