Army Spec. Anthony R. DiFonzo 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.

DiFonzo graduated in 1999 from Carrabec High School, North Anson, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from the University of Maine, Augusta. He is the son of Tricia Powers of Standish, and Frank DiFonzo of Merrimack, N.H.

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