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Army National Guard Pvt. John M. Booth has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Booth 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.

Booth is the son of Tonya Booth, brother of Jonna Kirwin and brother-in-law of Andrew Kirwin, all of Morris.