Army National Guard Pvt. Brantie J. Gross 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, 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.
Gross is the son of Robert and Kathy Gross of Barber Road, Quaker City, Ohio.
The private is a 2009 high school graduate at Zane State College, Cambridge, Ohio.