Durant Soldier Graduates Basic Training - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Hometown News

Durant Soldier Graduates Basic Training

Posted:

From news release:

Army Pvt. Rodger W. Nixon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.

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.

Nixon is the son of Tommy Nixon of Paddock Loop, Caddo, Oklahoma, and Freda Nixon of Durant, Oklahoma. The private graduated in 2000 from Durant High School.

  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Young Ardmore boy back home safe after missing for two hours

    Young Ardmore boy back home safe after missing for two hours

    ARDMORE, OK – A six-year-old Ardmore boy is safe at home Tuesday night, but not before he went missing for nearly two hours that evening.

    More >>

    ARDMORE, OK – A six-year-old Ardmore boy is safe at home Tuesday night, but not before he went missing for nearly two hours that evening.

    More >>
  • Large commercial building catches on fire late Monday night

    Large commercial building catches on fire late Monday night

    SULPHUR, OK -- Investigators in Sulphur are trying to figure out what caused a large commercial building to catch on fire late Monday night. Firefighters say no one was hurt and everyone made it out of the building safely. It happened at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Sulphur around midnight. Firefighters say one of the six businesses inside was re-modeled and somehow caught on fire. We're told the estimated cost of damage is around $15,000. More >>
    SULPHUR, OK -- Investigators in Sulphur are trying to figure out what caused a large commercial building to catch on fire late Monday night. Firefighters say no one was hurt and everyone made it out of the building safely. It happened at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Sulphur around midnight. Firefighters say one of the six businesses inside was re-modeled and somehow caught on fire. We're told the estimated cost of damage is around $15,000. More >>
  • Officials: Hunt County DA hits, kills crossing guard

    Officials: DA struck Texas crossing guard who later died

    Authorities in a small North Texas town want state officials to investigate after a vehicle driven by the county's district attorney struck and fatally injured an 87-year-old school crossing guard.

    More >>

    Authorities in a North Texas city want state officials to investigate after a vehicle driven by the county's district attorney struck and fatally injured an 87-year-old school crossing guard.

    More >>