Army National Guard Pvt. Thomas J. Walls

Army National Guard Pvt. Thomas J. Walls 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 Richard Walls of Route 208, Wallkill, N.Y., and nephew of David Ackert of Burleigh Road, New Paltz, N.Y.

Walls is a 2005 graduate of Wallkill Senior High School.

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