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  Army Pvt. Brandon E. Byrne has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
  During nine weeks of training, Byrne 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.
  Byrne is the son of Gina Byrne and stepson of Mark Eden of Oak Lawn, and the brother of Mike Byrne of Oak Lawn. He is a 2010 graduate of Oak Lawn High School.
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  Army Reserve Pvt. Jose Ortega has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
  During nine weeks of training, Ortega 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.
  Ortega is the brother of Alicia Ortega of Oak Lawn. He is a 2012 graduate of Richards High School in Oak Lawn.
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  Army National Guard Pvt. Candace C. Potter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
  During nine weeks of training, Potter 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.
  Potter is the daughter of Elizabeth and Garry Potter of Oak Lawn. She graduated in 1995 from Plainfield High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2001 from the University of St. Francis in Joliet.