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.