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Army Pvt. Ricardo Becerra 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 and physical fitness. He 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.
Becerra is the brother of Jose L. Becerra and Blanca E. Madrigal, both of Gainesville. He is a 2014 graduate of East Hall High School.