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Matthews, Jerry E. Jr.

Army Pfc. Jerry E. Matthews Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Matthews 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.

Matthews is the son of Kelly Slattery of Hicksville, Ohio, and Jerry Matthews of Cecil, Ohio. He is a 2007 graduate of Hicksville High School.

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