Elloie graduates basic training

Staff reports

Army Pfc. Cortlin D. Elloie 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.

He is the son of Cynthia Elloie of  Baton Rouge, and grandson of Mildred Irvin of Gonzales.

Elloie is a 2009 graduate of Tara High School, Baton Rouge.