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Schmidt graduates from basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina [UPDATED]

Published 6:17am Monday, March 18, 2013 Updated 8:21am Monday, March 18, 2013

Army National Guard Pvt. Tamara D. Schmidt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Schmidt is the daughter of Duane Schmidt of South Fourth Street, Parkers Prairie.

She is a 2012 graduate of Parkers Prairie High School.

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