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08/30/04

Community Spirit--Fort Stewart's 92nd Engineering Battalion

Members of the 92nd Engineering Battalion take a break while repairing Obie Brown's house in Pembroke. Members of the 92nd Engineering Battalion take a break while repairing Obie Brown's house in Pembroke.

Three months ago, someone gunned down an Army captain in Savannah's Monterey Square. At the time of his death, he was in the middle of a project that was very dear to his heart. But his battalion fulfilled his mission.

When a gunman took Capt. Scott Corwin's life, he was leading a project to repair the home of disabled senior, Obie Brown.

"I appreciate it and I am glad about it," Brown said.

Brown has lived in Pembroke on Strickland Street for the last 42 years. Through the years, termites and water have practically destroyed his home. But now members of Fort Stewart's 92nd Engineering Battalion. The men and women who worked alongside Corwin have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They rolled up their sleeves and finished the repairs Corwin started.

"It's been a difficult time for us," said 1LT Erin Searfoss.

But they pulled together and finished the home. "I couldn't have done it myself," said Brown. "I'm happy."

They know what they've done in many ways makes Capt. Corwin proud, too. Their hard work and dedication make Fort Stewart's 92nd Engineering Battalion part of the WTOC Community Spirit.

The soldiers put a black diamond--their battalion symbol--on Brown's door as a reminder of Corwin, the man who made it all possible.

Questions or comments concerning WTOC Community Spirit should be directed to Dawn Baker, dbaker@wtoc.com.

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