Army National Guard Pvt. Adrian Hirst
Army National Guard Pvt. Adrian Hirst 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.
Hirst is the son of Angie Leeper of S. Halsey Ave., Harrisonville, and stepson of Carl Walquist of S. Street Route M, Pleasant Hill. He is the grandson of Linda Brooks of Robinson St., Overland Park, Kan.
He is a 2010 graduate of Harrisonville High School.