Army P.F.C. Zachery McWilliams, the son of Carol McWilliams of West End, N.C., and James McWilliams of Sherrill, N.Y., has graduated from boot camp at Fort Benning, Ga.
McWilliams also graduated from the 82nd Airborne Division.
His grandfather, Don Cornish, who served with the 11th Airborne Division in World War II, was there to pin his wings on his grandson.
McWilliams is now serving in the 38th 525 Cavalry in Afghanistan.
Both of his parents attended Union City High School, and he did also until he moved to Florida with his mother.
He is the grandson of Don and Marianne Cornish of Union City.