FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Army Special Forces was formed in June 1952, and the Cumberland County Public Library plans to hold a celebration and lecture.

The celebration will take place on June 18 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at 300 Maiden Ln. in Fayetteville.

Officials said “Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Paul Tompkins will give a presentation about the history of the U.S. Army Special Forces.  Retired Army Col. Edward C. Short will hold a discussion following the presentation detailing his experiences in Iraq.”

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And to register for the event, call the library at: (910) 483-7727 ext. 1368.