Army PFC Wesley Creel LeBlanc graduated from Basic Combat Training at

Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 2001 graduate of Bridge City High

School, and has an associate’s degree from Lamar University, Port


Wesley is the son of Carl and Sherry LeBlanc of Bridge City, grandson

of Mayo and Juanita LeBlanc and Elsie Creel Roberts (all of Bridge

City), and the late Wallace Creel. 

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission

and revived instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies,

Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military

justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use,

map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed

combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

PFC LeBlanc will remain at Fort Sill for another seven weeks for

Advanced Individual Training in Field Artillery as a Field Artillery

Automated Tactical Data System Specialist. He will home for Christmas

before reporting for duty at Fort Bliss in El Paso on Dec. 27.