March 11, 2008
Army Reserve Spec. Chad L. Lauffer has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
He is the son of Dennis Lauffer of Acorn Drive, Greensburg, Pa., and brother of Gina Lauffer of Craighead St. Spec. Lauffer graduated in 1995 from Greensburg Salem High School, Greensburg, and received a bachelor's degree in 2000 from the University of Pittsburgh.