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Writer Kevin Maurer has seen a lot. A reporter who was embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Maurer talks more about his experience at Pineland, a fictional rebel

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Writer Kevin Maurer has seen a lot. A reporter who was embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Maurer talks more about his experience at Pineland, a fictional rebel

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Writer Kevin Maurer has seen a lot. A reporter who was embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Maurer talks more about his experience at Pineland, a fictional rebel

Meet the Writer: Kevin Maurer

Writer Kevin Maurer has seen a lot. A reporter who was embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Maurer talks more about his experience at Pineland, a fictional rebel compound in central North Carolina used in special forces training. Read Maurer’s full story about Pineland in the November 2013 issue of Our State magazine.

This story was published on Oct 14, 2013

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