Chavez Residents finish Army basic training

DOWNEY - Army Pvt. Ralph Chavez and Army Reserve Spec. Earl Yoo have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.During the nine weeks of training, they 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. Chavez is a 2010 graduate of Downey High School and the son of Downey resident Claudia Gonzalez. Yoo is the son of Fullerton resident Myron Yoo. He graduated from Warren High School in 2001 and earned a bachelor's degree in 2006 from California Polytechnic State University.

********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51