A few weeks before Mother’s Day, Corwin “Mario” Burrowes logged onto his Instagram account to post a touching tribute to his mother.
He plucked lyrics from Tupac’s song “Dear Mama” and placed them on his favorite picture of the matriarch, who cheered through his high school football games and prayed for his safety when he was deployed.
“Why wait until Mother’s Day?” he typed under the picture.
It was simple, yet his love overflowed from the post. The words linger as his mother pauses to remember everything about her son, who was killed in a Humvee crash on Fort Bragg last week.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170517/mother-remembers-loving-son-soldier-killed-in-humvee-crash
The soldier killed in a crash between a Humvee and a tractor-trailer on Fort Bragg on Thursday was a 24-year-old special operations combat medic, according to Army officials.
Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for 1st Special Forces Command, declined to release the soldier’s name. The soldier, from Columbus, Georgia, was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Special Forces Command, she said.
Two other soldiers in the Humvee, also assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade, were injured in the crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer, James Wilhelm, of Fayetteville, was not injured.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170512/soldiers-involved-in-humvee-crash-were-traveling-to-training-exercise
Kindergarten students sprawled across their classroom floor, smooshing their little feet into new shoes and attempting to loop the laces together.
“Check your shoes, guys,” said Frankie Colvin, a school counselor. “These are some beautiful shoes.”
A boy slipped his foot into black and green sneakers and stood up.
Colvin strolled over, “Does yours fit?,” she asked, helping him tie the laces.
“Let me see about you, baby,” Colvin said, helping a little girl next to her.
There was a lot of dancing in the new shoes as students at Sherwood Park Elementary School, where each student – all 425 of them – received new athletic shoes and a pair of socks on Thursday. Earlier this week, students at J.W. Coon and Mary McArthur elementary schools also received shoes.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170511/nonprofit-provides-1000-pairs-of-shoes-for-cumberland-kids
Six-year-old Za'Kiyah asked if she could write in my notebook. She wrote, "I love my new shoes."
New ultra-light combat, off-road vehicles are unlocking opportunities for paratroopers navigating rugged, rocky terrain.
DAGOR vehicles, which can carry up to nine troops with a gunner, have been in the field for the past month as paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have mastered how to handle them. The vehicles are small enough to be slingloaded under UH-60 Black Hawks and sturdy enough to parachute from C-130 and C-17 aircraft.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170504/all-terrain-vehicles-enhance-82nd-airborne-divisions-movement-capabilities
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