Families of Army 7th Special Forces Group still settling into new home

Published: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM.

“Coming down here, you ripped all your roots out,” Carver said. “There was me and my kids and that’s it. We did good, though. It brought us closer together as a family.”

She said her youngest son had the hardest time. Students and teachers at school were saying unkind words about the new soldiers and Green Berets, she said.

“They were coming home in tears.”

But the school started teaching sensitivity and educating students and faculty about the new soldiers and their families, and things improved.

Now Carver works in the 7th Special Forces’ families and children division, and has seen more families settle in, often without their husbands and fathers. About 700 soldiers currently are in the middle of a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

Carver said it helped that local business people were extremely kind and welcoming.

“For the most part, people are now excited to live here,” she said.



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