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Students Encounter Lessons of War at Fort Bragg School

For students attending schools at hundreds of military installations, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are a constant topic for discussion, even at the youngest of ages. Special correspondent John Merrow reports from one school in Fort Bragg, N.C.

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  • JOHN MERROW:

    For the three children of the Keeling family — Shelby age 10; Dayton, eight; and Austin, five — life is about to change. Their father, Corey Keeling, an Army medic, leaves in the morning for the front lines in Afghanistan. It'll be his third duty.

    At bedtime, the children's fear comes out.

  • COREY KEELING:

    I think they're just now coming into the understanding of the danger. The possibility of death has come up.

  • JOHN MERROW:

    How did it come up?

  • COREY KEELING:

    Just Austin asked…

  • JOHN MERROW:

    What'd you say?

  • COREY KEELING:

    What can you say you know? You tell him you'll come home.

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