Bio: Kayhart, Richard – Marine Pvt. (Combat Course – 1967)
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04 May 1967
Camp Pendleton, California – April 20, 1967, Marine Private Richard A. Kayhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Kayhart, rural route, Colby, has completed four weeks of individual combat training at this Marine Corps Base.
During his more than 200 hours of training, he learned about weapons and combat techniques from combat veteran instructors. They taught him how to conduct combat patrols, detect and remove mines and booby traps, and use the standard Marine Corps infantry weapons.
He will now receive at least four weeks of specialist training before being assigned to his first permanent unit. Marine going to combat units will get detailed training in the particular combat skills they are trained for. Those who are going into technical fields will receive their advanced training at one of a variety of technical schools throughout the county.
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