U.S. Army Pvt. Taustin S. Harrington has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.
During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills and Army history, core values and traditions.
The azaleas are brighter than ever. As usual, not a blade of grass is out of place. Anticipation is higher than it has been in years at the Masters, with Tiger Woods a winner again after knee surgery and Padraig Harrington going for a third straight major.
But the buzz at Augusta National has been tempered by three years of more teeth-gnashing than fist-pumping.
Army National Guard Pfc. Levi Harrington has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. During training, he studied the army mission, history tradition core values, physical fitness, basic combat skills, military weapons,
Padraig Harrington isn’t interested in sentimental story lines that keep popping up at the majors. He’s too busy winning them, and writing his name into the history books.
First came the British Open, where he ended a fairy tale for Greg Norman with a 32 on the back nine of Royal Birkdale. Then came the PGA Championship, where even Harrington could sense destiny on the side of Sergio Garcia.
Padraig Harrington enjoys few moments more than the walk down 18th fairway of a century-old links course, especially with a four-shot lead in the British Open and the engraver putting the final touches on the oldest trophy in golf.
He stopped Sunday to share the moment with Greg Norman, who knows this path all too well.
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