Army National Guard Pvt. Ethan Zepp 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.
Zepp is the son of Christopher and Laurel Zepp of Northeast 13th Street, Grimes. He is the nephew of Joni Lillig of Northeast Fourth Street, also of Grimes.
He is a 2012 graduate of Des Moines Christian School, Urbandale.