Harpster graduates basic combat training
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U.S. Army Pfc. Joshua D. Harpster 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.
Harpster is the son of Vicki Andrews of San Antonio, and Matthew Harpster of Phoenix, Ariz.
He is a 2010 graduate of Forsyth High School in Missouri.