My grandparents lived just outside of Bragg/ Pope, and they could see the smoke rising from their backyard, but didn’t know at the time how bad it was. A lot of folks who worked on the base lived in their community, and it shook the whole area badly.
25 years… Imagine that.
Time just goes way too fast.
(I know time doesn’t change but it sure seems that it does the older I get…)