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Mighty Eighth holds summer camp

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Campers got to practice throwing rubber grenades. Campers got to practice throwing rubber grenades.
POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

Campers get to meet Fort Stewart soldiers and learn more about the U.S. military.

They're attending a camp at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum this week. The students trained with a couple of soldiers from Fort Stewart, who helped teach them about war history - in particular World War II.

On Friday, they got to practice throwing rubber grenades.

The soldiers said they couldn't be happier to train these young people that could someday be future recruits.

"I was a recruiter and, you know, a sense of being able to help people is kind of what drives me," said Staff Sgt. Greg Freis. "Knowing that I can come out here and help the children and the faculty here really made it worthwhile."

The children have also learned how to properly hold other weapons, which were not real, of course. The camp wrapped up Friday.

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