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Civilian Drives Into Depths of Fort Bragg Bombing Range

January 12, 1995

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) _ A civilian who got his truck stuck on a Fort Bragg bombing range was lucky to get out alive.

The truck won’t get out at all. It will become another target.

Soldiers were about to open fire when Glen Woodcock, 31, drove his Ford Bronco into the middle of the range Monday night, then walked out when the four-wheel-drive vehicle got stuck, officials said. The range is littered with thousands of rounds of unexploded ammunition.

Woodcock was arrested by military police after he approached some soldiers and asked for help moving his truck. He was charged with trespassing and told that his truck was irretrievable.

Col. Woodrow Wilson, Fort Bragg’s garrison commander, said the range is pockmarked with bomb craters and is clearly marked.

``Why or how he did not step on something and blow himself totally up is a miracle,″ Wilson said.

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