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Editor James Bennett's column: Diving into the deep end after 9/11 comes with unforeseen consequences

9/11 pic

Coral Springs/Parkland Fire and Rescue ladder truck raises a flag before a 9/11 memorial service in Coral Springs, Fla.

About 12 years ago, my youngest son played youth league baseball with two boys whose father served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The father’s specialty was training enlisted Army men and women in the art of hand-to-hand combat. He usually went to bases on the East Coast to pass along his expertise but regularly went overseas to sharpen their skills.

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or