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Special Forces Soldier Still In Hospital

Posted March 4, 2002

— A Special Forces candidate wounded by a Moore County deputy sheriff during a mix up in a training exercise is scheduled to graduate with his class this week, a Special Forces spokesman said Monday.

Sgt. Stephen Phelps, 27, of Clearwater, Fla., remained in good condition at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, said spokeswoman Myra Couch.

Maj. Richard Patterson, spokesman for the Special Forces' John F. Kennedy Center and School, said Phelps was expected to graduate with his class of about 200 candidates on Friday. The ceremony will be held at the Cumberland County Coliseum.

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