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Sill soldier forges his way to finer things


March 22, 2020

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Beneath one Fort Sill soldier's Army Combat Uniform lies the soul of a bladesmith.

By day Staff Sgt. Charles Bridges works in plans and operations for the headquarters of 428th Field Artillery Brigade. His job is to certify the instructors who will teach cutting-edge technology to soldiers attending the Field Artillery School, The Lawton Constitution reported.

But when he goes home he applies himself to cutting edges of a different sort. He's taught himself to hammer super-heated steel into almost any type of blade imaginable, and his work is in high demand. He can po...

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