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Soldier's Father "Shocked" at Army's Delay


By Peter Biello

Wilmington, NC – Ed Frawley posted pictures of mold, peeling paint, and a drain clogged with sewage on the video-sharing website YouTube.

Since then he's received hundreds of e-mails from the parents of soldiers, who say their children have been too embarrassed to show them the barracks because conditions were so bad.

Frawley says fixing the barracks will be good for the soldiers' mental health.

"You can't bring men back from the conditions Charlie Company was in and put them in those kinds of living conditions and expect them not to develop Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, because they come back and they don't think anyone cares."

A Fort Bragg spokesperson says the Army was already in the process of fixing the barracks Frawley photographed, but many barracks can't be repaired and must be replaced.

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