Army Pfc. Michael A. Willis 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.

Willis is the son of Buffy Dixon and Gilbert Willis and grandson of Nadine Willis, all of Carthage.

He is a 2007 graduate of Choctaw Central High School.