U.S. Army Private Jesse Joe Lynn Schaper, 21, Ottawa, graduated from basic training April 5 at Fort Jackson, S.C.

He graduated from advanced individual training June 4 as an honor graduate at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

He enlisted Aug. 23, 2011, as an E2 private.

He is a construction equipment repair mechanic and is stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.  

He is the son of Jeff and Sherry Schaper.