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Army Pvt. Kristopher S. Semar has graduated from one station unit training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus.
During basic training, Semar received instruction in map reading, tactics, field training and first-aid skills. He also received instruction to serve as an infantryman/mortarman using light and heavy anti-armor weapons, indirect-fire support and mechanized operations while assigned to a rifle or mortar squad.
Semar is the son of Michelle Trahan of Flowery Branch and is a 2006 graduate of Faith Academy in Buford.

Army Reserve Pvt. Zachary D. Owensby has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of training, Owensby received instruction in military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation.
He is the son of Jean Owensby of Commerce and Danny Owensby of Lula. Owensby is a 2007 graduate of Commerce High School.
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