The Impact of War

A Somber All-American Week at Fort Bragg

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Each year, the city of Fayetteville, N.C., celebrates All-American Week to honor the military service members who serve at nearby Fort Bragg.

Organizers canceled this year's event because so many soldiers are deployed overseas, and many Bragg-based personnel have died in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past few months.

But one event would not be canceled — a memorial for recently fallen members of the 82nd Airborne Division. Even as the service took place Wednesday, other 82nd Airborne paratroopers were getting ready for imminent deployment.

Lorne Matalon reports from North Carolina Public Radio.

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