Hometown News – Army Pvt. Michael J. Van Buren

Army Pvt. Michael J. Van Buren has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.

During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Van Buren is the son of Zina B. Van Buren of Ithaca, N.Y., grandson of Lynda B. Couto of Newfield, N.Y., and son-in-law of Louis A. Simpson of Waverly, N.Y.