Pvt. Ezekiel Hamilton, 20, graduated recently from basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He will be taking Advance Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Ga., followed by Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga.
Afterward, he will be joining the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. He is the son of Terry and Tammy Hamilton of Ashland City, Tenn., and Dawn Hamilton of Ravenna and the grandson of Nedra Schmidt of Ravenna and the late Clyde Schmidt and Mabel Hamilton of Cuyahoga Falls and the late Ralph Hamilton.
A 2000 graduate of Ravenna High School, Hamilton is also encouraged to succeed by his girlfriend, Amber White, a student at Ohio State University.