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Fort Bragg Stories is a collaboration between The Fayetteville Observer and WUNC’s American Homefront Project to commemorate a century of history at Fort Bragg through personal narratives. If you’d like to share your Fort Bragg story, you can email ftbraggstories@wunc.org.

Fort Bragg Stories is a collaboration between The Fayetteville Observer and WUNC’s American Homefront Project to commemorate a century of history at Fort Bragg through personal narratives. If you’d like to share your Fort Bragg story, you can email ftbraggstories@wunc.org.

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Fort Bragg Stories is a collaboration between The Fayetteville Observer and WUNC’s American Homefront Project to commemorate a century of history at Fort Bragg through personal narratives. If you’d like to share your Fort Bragg story, you can email ftbraggstories@wunc.org.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fort Bragg Stories: Service dog helps vet recover

12/22/2018
Jeremy Moore, who was injured in Afghanistan in 2012, said getting a service dog helped him with his recovery.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Couple balances military, family

12/16/2018
Military service is the thread that weaves Bobby and Alexia Fields’ family life together. Together, they balance the demands of the Army with the responsibility of raising three young children.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Victoria Landes remembers her service with pride

12/8/2018
Former Spc. Victoria Landes spent six years as a WAC during the 1960s, training to be a dental assistant at Fort Bragg. While at Fort Bragg, she came to realize she was gay. At that time, being gay could get soldiers discharged.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg stories: Former soldier recalls anti-war efforts

12/4/2018
As a young man in the late 1960’s, Hal Noyes faced the prospect of being drafted to fight in Vietnam. He was opposed to the war, but decided to enlist, hoping to avoid combat. By 1969, he found himself stationed at Fort Bragg.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg stories: Farmer seeks to be above average in Army

11/24/2018
Growing up on his family’s farm in southern Alabama, Pfc. Tyler Dunn thought his future lay in agriculture. But he had dreams of serving in the Army.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg stories: Advocating for better care for vets in prison

11/17/2018
The story of one troubled Fayetteville veteran helped inspire efforts that will lead to better care for all incarcerated veterans, according to Lynn and Steve Newsom.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg stories: A multi-generational conflict

11/13/2018
Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Rodriguez deployed more than five times in the course of her 21-year military career. Now, her oldest son, Antonio is an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Blinded veteran seeks challenges

11/4/2018
Ivan Castro’s life was forever changed when a mortar landed near him in Iraq on Sept. 2, 2006. Two of the men in his unit were killed, and Castro was gravely injured. The attack left him blind, facing a long road to recovery.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Investigators look into ghost stories on Army post

10/28/2018
Armando Nunez turned to ghost-hunting on a whim in 2008. His wife, Joanna, and a friend, Tom Kuntz, soon joined together and founded the Paranormal Research Organization of Fayetteville, or Proof

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Soldier earns spot in markmanship unit

10/9/2018
Spc. Jonathon Wannemacher is an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne. And he’s also a skilled marksman.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: A sense of community among the 'Stroller Brigade'

9/2/2018
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Shelli Altopp-Miller was at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Bragg for an event hosted by the Protestant Women of the Chapel when dozens of cellphones started ringing.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg stories: Steve Newsom advocates for peace

8/26/2018
Steve Newsom and his wife, Lynn, spent five years as co-directors of Quaker House. As a young man growing up in New Jersey, Steve thought he might spend his entire adult career in the military, joining the Navy in 1972.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Former Army nurse remembers hospital visitor

8/21/2018
Mary Ellen Shugart served two tours as an Army nurse in Vietnam during the 1960s and early ‘70s. She treated hundreds of soldiers, but the memory of one young man at Fort Bragg stayed with her through the years.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Singer announced end of WWII to gathered troops

8/13/2018
On Aug. 15, 1945, Bill Reid and 5,000 other GIs packed into a hangar near Naples to see a show starring the iconic singing trio the Andrews Sisters. The show was interrupted by someone carrying a note.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Memorials made from ink and skin

8/3/2018
Laura Monk decided a memorial tattoo would be the best way to honor the memory of her husband, Austin. For veteran Lewis Hunt, one of his tattoos honors the dead, but also celebrates those still living.

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Duskin

7/28/2018
Maggie Duskin wants to memorialize her husband's life, not his death. The Duskin & Stephens Foundation has raised money to help the families of Special Forces soldiers.

Duration:00:03:59

Fort Bragg Stories: Joe Garcia

7/21/2018
Joanna Nunez sees her father making strides with PTSD

Duration:00:03:59

Fort Bragg Stories: James Quigg

7/16/2018
James Quigg used military training to launch career as "Gentleman Brawler"

Duration:00:03:59

Fort Bragg Stories: Danny Sheckles

6/30/2018
For pyrotechnician Danny Sheckles, Fort Bragg's 4th of July fireworks display is 'a mad rush'

Duration:00:04:00

Fort Bragg Stories: Frank Miller

6/23/2018
Lt. Col. Frank Miller served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before retiring to Fayetteville to run a grocery store in the late '60s and early '70s.

Duration:00:03:59