FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Army Pvt. Frederick J. Spaid has graduated from basic combat training.

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.

Spaid is a son of Shawna Spaid, of Chandler Mountain Road, Steele, Ala., and a grandson of Ruby Rauch, of Shamokin Avenue, Elysburg, Pa. He is a former ward of Jared Underwood, of West County Road 36, Ozark, Ala.