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Liveoak completes training

Army National Guard Pfc. Matthew D. Liveoak has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky.

During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Liveoak is the son of Jimmy and Janet Liveoak of Jemison.

The private is a 2005 graduate of Thorsby High School.