Pion graduates at Fort Jackson
U.S. Army Pfc. James D. Pion has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in 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.
Pion is the son of Shelly McCurry of San Antonio.
He is a 2009 graduate of East Central High School in San Antonio.