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Fort Bragg Remembers Murdered Fayetteville Couple

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FAYETTEVILLE — A moment to grieve, to remember, tolook ahead. Soldiers, family and friends gathered at the main post chapeltoday, one year after a black Fayetteville couple was murdered, and threeFort Bragg soldiers linked to the crime.

It changed the way Fort Bragg looked at racism, making them look moreclosely at soldiers, their tattoos, the groups they get involved in, andrequire all of them to take equal opportunity classes.

Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Jamison says that's where the Army is nodifferent than the real world, where racism rears its ugly head on a dailybasis, and where different people share different views.

But change has to start somewhere. Fort Bragg leaders say rememberingthis one event a year ago will keep them moving in the right direction.

The 82nd Airborne division stressed today that they have dealt with it.They pinpointed 21 soldiers in all of this that they said had extremistviews.

As for the three soldiers that have been focused on in this case, onesoldier stands to go to court in January, and no dates have been set forthe other two.

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