October 6, 2004
Army Pvt. Lionel J. Du Fresne, son of Paul F. and Tammy A. Du Fresne of Smithsburg, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is a 2003 graduate of Smithsburg High School.
January 12, 2006
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class A. Fraker, daughter of Daniel Fraker of Hagerstown, and Tammy Fraker of Williamsport, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Fraker is a 2001 graduate of Broadfording Christian Academy, Hagerstown. Army Pvt. Brandon S. Orem, son of Brenda Obitts of Williamsport, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Orem is a 2003 graduate of Washington County Technical High School, Hagerstown.
January 15, 1998
Army Pvt. Gregory C. Harbaugh Jr., son of Gregory L. Harbaugh Sr. of Greencastle, Pa., graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. The training combines basic military training and advanced individual training. Army Pvt. Domonic L. Woodring, son of Ralph E. and Mary E. Woodring of Greencastle, Pa., graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky.
April 16, 2011
Brandon M. Knight, son of Mark and Christy Eyler Knight of Smithsburg, and brother of Karah Knight, enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned on Oct. 13, to Fort Benning, Ga., home of the U.S. Army Infantry Training Center. After 14 weeks of basic combat and Advanced Individual Training, he graduated Feb. 11 from the U.S. Army Infantry training school, Bravo Co., 2nd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment. On Feb. 10, in a ceremony known as "Turning Blue," Knight was awarded the U.S. Army Infantryman Blue Shoulder Cord and awarded the Expert Rifle Qualification Badge.