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Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA - Officers Quarters on Main Post, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Fort Bragg is a major United States Army installation, located in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Moore counties, North Carolina, mostly in Fayetteville but also partly in the town of Spring Lake. The fort is named for Confederate general Braxton Bragg. It covers over 251 square miles (650 km2). It is the home of the US Army airborne forces and Special Forces, as well as U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command.


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Officers' Quarters on Main Post, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

Officers' Quarters on Main Post, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Hospital No. 1, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

Hospital No. 1, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Troops Passing in Review, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

Troops Passing in Review, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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1918 - Fort Bragg established webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm
1922 - EXPLOSION OF FAULTY SHELL - Three Enlisted Men Killed at Camp Bragg, North Carolina.
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., May 25. - A board of officers have been appointed by Brigadier-General A. J. Bowley, commanding officer at Camp Bragg, to institute a thoroug inquiry into the death today of three enlisted men and the wounding of three men and an officer as a result of the accidental explosion of a shrapnel projectile during artillery practice. Preliminary examination of the gun which figured in the accident and details given by surviving members of the crew, led to the belief that the shell was defective, and falling far short of its attempted target, struck a tree and rebounded into the second gun squad which was some distance away.
The Nebraska State Journal
Lincoln, Nebraska
May 26, 1922
1954 - April 1 - 1st army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
Ft. Bragg, N. C. (UP) - Lightning bolts, flashing from an electrical storm, struck in the center of bivouacing National Guardsmen
Wednesday, killing two men and injuring some 47 others.

The victims, identified as Pfc. ARTHUR BELTON NORRIS, JR., 19, and Pfc. WALTER LEE MILAN, 26, both of Kannapolis, were among 8,000 members of the famed 30th Infantry (Old Hickory) Division of the Carolina National Guard in summer training at this military post.
The storm struck as the men prepared for supper, many standing in chow lines.

"The ground shook something terrible and my feet felt as if the ground were sizzling just burning up," Capt. Joseph E. Orlan of Kannapolis said.

The most severe area of the storm seemed to center in the bivouac area of headquarters company from Kannapolis and Company "G" of the 120th Regiment from Newton.

In addition to the two men killed, 19 of the injured were from the Kannapolis outfit and eleven from the Newton unit.

Orlan, a company commander,...

2023 - Let's dive into some cool places to go and things to do in and around Fort Bragg:
Airborne and Special Operations Museum: This museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in military history. It provides a fascinating insight into the history and accomplishments of the U.S. Army's airborne and special operations forces.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden: If you're a nature lover, this is the place for you. The garden spans 80 acres and features various themed gardens, walking trails, and beautiful landscapes. It's a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a family picnic.

Fayetteville Downtown Historic District: Explore the charming downtown area with its historic buildings, unique shops, and local eateries. It's a great place to spend an afternoon browsing through boutique stores or enjoying a meal at a local restaurant.

ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure: For the thrill-seekers, ZipQuest offers an exhilarating experience with zip lines that take you through the treetops and even over waterfalls. It's a fantastic way to add some adrenaline to your... Read MORE...

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