Published 11:17 am Saturday, September 11, 2010
Army National Guard Pfc. Tyler D. Hillman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, 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.
He is the son of Carol Lukes of 13th St. N., Northwood, Iowa, and Troy Hillman of Sheridan St., Albert Lea.
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Hillman graduated in 2005 from Northwood-Kensett High School, Northwood, and received an associate degree in 2008 from North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City.