Army Pvt. Lionel C. Walker has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
He is the son of Florette Walker of Hooker Ave., and brother of Nadine Manning of N. Grand Ave., both of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Walker is a 2004 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School.