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SHS grad completes basic training

COLUMBUS, GA - Army National Guard Pvt. Emmanuel Torres, the son of Maria Cruz of Sunnyside and Roman Torres of Granger, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness and first aid. He also studied Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battle field operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Torres is a 2012 graduate of Sunnyside High School.

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