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U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Elizabeth L. DeBoe has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Deboe is the daughter of Gary and Vivian L. DeBoe of Cedar Springs, Mich. She is the sister of Norman G. Colborn and Henry DeBoe of Cedar Springs, Mich., and Felicia Holmes of Trufant, Mich.

The private graduated in 2015 from Cedar Springs High School, Cedar Springs, Mich.

This is an updated version of Pvt. DeBoe’s story.

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