Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pvt. Joseph C. Bearden Completes Basic, Advanced Training

Pvt. Joseph C. Bearden of Kannapolis graduated from U.S. Army Basic Combat Training and Infantry Advanced Individual Training July 8 at Ft. Benning, Ga., where he was in the 3rd Platoon Bravo Company, 2-19 Infantry Division. He was qualified as a sharp shooter.

Bearden will be stationed in Fort Louis, Wash., in the 2nd Infantry Division until February 2012, when he will deploy to Afghanistan.

He is the son of Charles T. Bearden Jr. and Julie Fink Bearden; the grandson of Brenda Bernhardt Lowder, Charles T. Bearden Sr., and Milford and Theresa Fink; and the great-grandson of Joann and Percy Johnson. He has one sister, Shea Nicole Bearden

Joseph is the great-grandson of Crawford Bernhardt, great-great grandson of Leo Bernhardt.
We are proud of you Joe.

1 comment:

Charles T Bearden Jr. said...

PFC Bearden deployed to Afghanistan in March of this year. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
He has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.
His address is
PFC Bearden, Joseph C.
C-Company, 1-23IN, 3SBCT, 2ID
APO AE 09355