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Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew R. Doss has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in chemical warfare and bayonet training, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading and field training exercises.

He is the son of Kelly McCloud of Gainesville and is a 2009 graduate of Chestatee High School in Gainesville.

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Army National Guard Pvt. Shad N. Prindle has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation.

Prindle is the son of Cathie Criane of Gainesville

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