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Hundreds Attend Fort Bragg Memorial Service

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FORT BRAGG — Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday morning to bid farewell to eight soldiers killed during a routine trainingmission. Their Black Hawk helicopter crashed last Tuesday at Fort Bragg.

An estimated 2,000 people attended the Fort Bragg service. There weretears and embraces and many kind words for the eight soldiers who died inTuesday's crash. All eight served in the elite 82nd Airborne Division atFort Bragg.

The memorial service provided soldiers, family and friends with anopportunity to remember all of them, but alsoserved as a reminder of how everyday missions for all soldiers can bedangerous journeys.

Pfc Vivian Wright says it's something she tries not to think about asshe's doing her job.

Spec. Kimberly Todd says all soldiers know that danger is part of thejob when you're in the military.

The crash is still under investigation and a definitive answer on thecause will not likely be forthcoming for several months.