COLUMBUS, GA — Army Pfc. Maxwell E. Besch 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.
Besch is the son of Patrice Besch of Old Lakeshore Road, Derby, and Edmund Besch of East Main Street, Westfield. He is a 2006 graduate of St. Francis High School, Athol Springs.