U.S. Army Pvt. Marstratton X. Gordon recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.
Nephew of Jason Gordon of Harriman, he is the son of Monica Turner and stepson of Coy Turner of Rockford.
He graduated in 2011 from Heritage High School, Maryville.
During the nine-week training period,Gordon received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises.