Serving Country: Lee M. Higginbotham
WAXAHACHIE - Army Pfc. Lee M. Higginbotham has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.
The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat.
The student was trained to perform maintenance in various launchers and re-supply vehicles and reload ammunition on these type vehicles.
Students were trained to drive, operate, perform maintenance and ammunition re-loading of the M270 self-propelled loader launcher and the ammunition re-supply vehicle and trailer.
They also learned to mount radio sets in vehicles, cables communication components in vehicle launcher, and operate and perform operator maintenance on communications equipment.
He is the son of David and Alma Cooper of Waxahachie.
The private is a 1999 graduate of Waxahachie High School.