Palmatier graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Ryan J. Palmatier has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.


During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.


Palmatier is the son of Patricia Carson and stepson of Dana Carson, both of Wagener.


He is a 2011 graduate of Wagener-Salley High School.