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Veterans write and share their war stories at CFCC

Veterans tell their stories on the campus of CFCC. Veterans tell their stories on the campus of CFCC.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – From war to the written word, veterans are sharing their stories at Cape Fear Community College.

It's part of a program called "StoryForce."

The six-week writing seminar for students encouraged military veterans to write about their experience serving their country and returning home from war.

At an event at the college Wednesday night, the veterans read what they wrote to their peers.

Those who took part in the program found it to be therapeutic.

Kenny Smalls told us, "One day a doctor said, ‘Kenny, you know the best thing for you to do is put your story in writing and let other people read it.' And ever since I started doing that I felt better, I'm able to be more alive, be a better human and this is just a great opportunity."

CFCC's English department sponsored the program.

Each student was paired with a writing mentor and now, their story is included in a StoryForce publication.

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