The Rev. Lenwood and Bernita Pigford of Harrells have announced the graduation of their son, Private Joshua Lentrel Pigford from basic training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. on Jan. 30, 2014.
Private Pigford is now attending AIT at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. where he will train in Information Technology.
He is a 2011 graduate of Union High School and is the grandson of Janie Bell Maynor and the late Jesse (Cocchie) Maynor of Harrells, and Foye (BoDilly) Pigfordn of Burgaw and Juanita Pigford of Willard. He also has a brother, Tywone Maynor of Harrells.
His family shared, ‘We prayed that God would keep him safe and bring him home better off than he was when he left. In three months, he was changed from a boy to a man.’ They credit his time in the military thus far for giving him a ‘jump start’ on life.