Nine months after an entire U.S. Army division began returning from Iraq, Fayetteville, North Carolina is experiencing a baby boom. The 22,000 members of the 82nd Airborne began returning last October and by August, the Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg was delivering nearly 300 babies per month. The birth surge is being felt across Fayetteville, from the nearby Cape Fear Valley Medical center, where the overflow of patients has caused some women to go into labor in the waiting room, to local Targets that repeatedly sell out baby furniture. On Saturday, 1,000 recent mothers and mothers-to-be gathered to celebrate the new births at Boots and Booties, which was billed as the "largest-ever military baby shower." [UPI]
Nine months after an entire U.S.