On May 23, 2013, United States Army Pvt. Kristopher Woodrow Duncan graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was assigned to the 165th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, Echo Company, 1st Platoon Bonecrushers.
During the nine weeks of training, Duncan 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 exercise. Duncan will continue his advanced individualized training at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Duncan is the son of Donna Duncan and stepson of Joseph W. Gander, grandson of Carl “Pap” Duncan and Dianne Duncan, and great-grandson of Ollie Ruth Houseman, Milton and Joan Houseman and the late Woodrow and Lorene Duncan of Apalachicola. He is a 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School.