Airborne, special operations forces from Fort Bragg played crucial role in 9/11 response – The Fayetteville Observer

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Editor’s note: This story is part of our coverage leading up to the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Check every day through Saturday for more stories.
Other than New York City, Washington, D.C., and Somerset County, Pennsylvania, military communities felt the impact of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 most.
Residents of the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville area have faced constant reminders of that day.
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A timeline of the events since then shows the outsized role that soldiers from the Army post played in the wars that followed.
Sources: Congressional Research Service, The White House, 18th Airborne Corps Public Affairs Office, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Press Reports, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State.
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Staff writer Steve DeVane can be reached at [email protected] or 910-486-3572.


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