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

8/13/2018
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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.

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Fort Bragg Stories: Memorials made from ink and skin

8/3/2018
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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.

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Fort Bragg Stories: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Duskin

7/28/2018
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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.

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Fort Bragg Stories: Joe Garcia

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

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Fort Bragg Stories: James Quigg

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

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Fort Bragg Stories: Danny Sheckles

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

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Fort Bragg Stories: Frank Miller

6/23/2018
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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.

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Fort Bragg Stories: Jay Huwieler

6/14/2018
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Veteran looks back on 'the times when we were all bored together'

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Fort Bragg Stories: Steven Moore

6/12/2018
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Steven Moore's challenge coins are more than tokens

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Fort Bragg Stories: 'Rock' Merritt

6/12/2018
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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth 'Rock' Merritt is a living legend

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Fort Bragg Stories: David Goforth

6/12/2018
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Training death weighs on David Goforth

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Debbie Crain and Laura Lauffer

5/21/2018
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Debbie Crain and Laura Lauffer found themselves looking for answers about their fathers' military service.

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Pay Day on Hay Street

4/30/2018
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Fort Bragg Stories: Healing through tattoos

4/24/2018
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Daniel Wright says learning the art of tattooing helped him cope with his own Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Fort Bragg Stories: Josh Groll

4/13/2018
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The start of the Iraq War in 2003 divided the country and mobilized a new anti-war movement. Josh Groll was in Middle School at the time.His parents were firmly opposed to the war, but unlike many other anti-war protestors, Josh's dad was on active duty, and his family was stationed at Fort Bragg. "Our family was, for all intents and purposes, an anti-war family," Groll recalled. "I remember my mother sitting down with me and having some really honest conversations saying, 'We live in...

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Fort Bragg Stories: Bill Wadford

4/6/2018
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Rapid deployments are a fact of life for soldiers at Fort Bragg. Once notice is given, paratroopers have just 18 hours to prepare to go anywhere in the world. Bill Wadford was working as an operating room nurse with the 5th MASH unit on the evening December 17th, 1989, when he got the call to deploy as part of the Panama Invasion. "We were in the process of doing an emergency C-section," Wadford recalled. "The baby was out, the mom was stable, and we were closing. I answered the...

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Fort Bragg Stories: Joseph Henderson

3/30/2018
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Joseph Henderson was inspired to use his training as an actor and children's educator to help military children and their families. He and a team of instructors launched Shakespeare on Base, a free, two-week summer program teaching dancing, art, singing, and, of course, Shakespeare. In 2011, the program served roughly 50 children at Fort Bragg between the ages five to 17. Those with deployed parents gotfirst priority. At first, Henderson recalled, it was a challenge to get the...

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Fort Bragg Stories: Richard Clapp

3/22/2018
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"I was only in the military six months when the disaster happened," recalled Richard Clapp. He was 19 years old on March 23, 1994, fresh out of basic training and jump school. He'd been at Fort Bragg just three weeks. That afternoon he stood on Green Ramp waiting to make his first official jump with the 82nd Airborne. He never got the chance. Instead, he lived through the Green Ramp disaster, one of the U.S. military's worst peacetime accidents. A transport plane collided in mid-air...

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