Special to the Herald-Tribune
Army Pvt. Lauren E. Crawford 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.
Crawford is the granddaughter of Dean and Myrna Park of West Hickory Street, El Dorado Springs. She is a 2006 graduate of Kickapoo High School, Springfield.