Taylor graduates from basic training


Army National Guard Pvt. Zachary E. Taylor has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in 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.

Taylor is the son of Terry Taylor of Glade Boulevard, Lafayette, La., and Kristin Knight of Redfield.