Gainous graduates from basic training
Published 5:01 pm Saturday, July 4, 2015
Army Reserve Pvt. Patrick F. Gainous 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, 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.
Gainous is the son of Patricia A. Goodman and Adam F. Gainous, both of Suffolk. He is a 2011 graduate of Lakeland High School.