Leach graduates from basic training
Army Pvt. Shane J. Leach has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the eight 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.
He is the son of Gary Leach of Danville and grandson of Juanita Glaze of Bessemer.
Leach graduated in 1999 from Oak Grove High School.