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Honoring Veterans: Listen to Ft. Bragg Stories

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Ft. Bragg Stories airs Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

This Veterans Day weekend, WFAE presents stories recorded during a live storytelling event at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC. The hour long broadcast is hosted by WUNC's Eric Hodge. You can these stories at 7 p.m. Sunday on 90.7 FM WFAE.

Over the hour you'll hear from active duty soldiers and veterans who share their Ft. Bragg Stories. You can listen to the broadcast here, too:

THE STORYTELLERS

Major Bill Wadford, U.S. Army, Retired, was working as a nurse with the 5th MASH unit in 1989 when he got the call to deploy for Operation Just Cause in Panama. In a matter of hours, he went from the operating room at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Btagg to a surgical tent at the end of a runway in Panama, waiting for combat wounded to roll in.

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Master Sergeant Judy "Yoli" Betancourt has served in the Army for more than 23 years. It's a job she loves, but it comes at a personal cost. Since the birth of her son, she's fought to balance motherhood with her lifelong dedication to military service.
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Major Tom McCollum, U.S. Army, Retired, is a Fayetteville native, born at Fort Bragg. He joined the Army to see the world, but by a twist of fate ended up spending the bulk of his military and civilian careers at Bragg. Along the way he's learned to negotiate complex relationships, both personal and professional.
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Captain Phil Sussman, U.S. Army, is a former Scout Platoon Leader, currently in the Special Operations training pipeline at Fort Bragg. Two years ago, a training accident involving a soldier he knew only briefly changed his life.

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Our storytellers were coached by Jeff Polish from The Monti. 

The music used in the Ft. Bragg Stories radio broadcast is by Starmount.

 

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