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Banning joins Army infantry
December 14, 2017
Army Private Dillain Banning, the son of Jesse and Katie Banning, Bonners Ferry, graduated today from Army basic training and advanced infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as his parents and siblings looked on.

"We are more proud of you than you will ever know," his mother posted on Facebook. "You have come so far in such a short time. I can't wait to see the brother, son and soldier you will become!"

Banning will remain in Fort Benning for the three week Army parachutist course, during which he'll make five jumps from various aircraft to earn his basic parachutist badge, then he'll leave for his duty station with the 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he'll pack away the black beret for the maroon beret of the Army airborne.
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