Army Pvt. Jeremy S. Cruz 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.
Cruz, a 2011 graduate of Whitney High School in Rocklin, is the son of Michelle Salvador of El Dorado Hills. He is also the son of Roger Cruz and grandson of Belma Cruz, both of Roseville.