Fort Bragg is one of the largest Army bases in the world. While it is most associated as home of the Airborne and Special Forces, it has its origins in World War I. A number of reasons led to Fort Bragg being located near Fayetteville, North Carolina: geography, advanced weaponry, and a welcoming community. As construction was underway in 1918, the war ended with the base facing the threat of closure. Fort Bragg survived demobilization and became a permanent installation in 1922. This presentation will share the story of its precarious beginning to one of our military’s most important bases.
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