First Posted: 12/12/2009
Army Pvt. Christopher A. Triplett has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Triplett is the son of Danny Triplett of Barn Road, Walnut Cove and Sharon Triplett of Mitchell Road, Axton, Va.
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.
He is a 2009 graduate of Magna Vista High School, Ridgeway, Va.