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Lajeunesse grad of basic training

Army Pvt. Karita C. Lajeunesse has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.

During the nine weeks of training, Lajeunesse received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, traditions and core values.

Lajeunesse is the daughter of Kristi King of Bemidji and granddaughter of Peggy King of Blackduck. She is a 2003 graduate of Blackduck High School.