DOWNEY - Army Reserve Pvt. Hector Villalpando Jr. and Army Reserve Spec. Carolina Ortega have completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, Villalpando and Ortega studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, bayonets, 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. Villalpando is the son of Hector F. Corral, of Downey. Ortega is the daughter of Francelia Castro, of Lynwood, and sister of Angelina Ortega of Bell Gardens. She is a 1998 graduate of Lynwood High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson.
********** Published: August 16, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 18