Verduzco finishes basic training

DOWNEY - Army Pvt. Gerardo Verduzco has completed Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.The course is designed to train service members to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain and distribute ammunition to units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications. Verduzco is the son of Downey residents Maria and Enrique Verduzco. He graduated from Downey High School in 2008.

********** Published: March 26, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 49