May 30, 2004
In Service

U.S. Army Pfc. Brandon E. Pitts recently graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Ky.

This consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

During the first nine weeks of initial entry training, or basic combat training, Pitts received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and U.S. Army history, traditions and core values.

During advanced individual training, Pitts completed the seven-week cavalry scout course.

The training included subjects and instructions to operate, maintain and fire M2/M3 Bradley fighting vehicles; call and adjust fire on enemy targets, recognize friendly and threat vehicles; conduct reconnaissance and security missions, perform foot patrols, conduct land navigation, locate and neutralize mines; and operate and maintain scout vehicles.

Pitts is the son of Judy Pitts, Franklin, and brother of Jess McCarley, Arma. He is a 2003 graduate of Girard High School.

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