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Army Pfc. Patrick J. O'Brien graduates from basic combat training

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Army Pfc. Patrick J. O’Brien graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

     During nine weeks of training, he 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.

     O'Brien is the son of Kelly and John O'Brien of Lincoln.

     He is a 2007 Lincoln High School graduate.