Army Pvt. James A. Yancey, from the basic field artillery cannon crewmember advanced individual training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Service members are trained to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications.
He is the son of Robert D. Yancey and Kathleen A. Yancey of Walla Walla. He graduated in 2008 from Walla Walla High School.