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National Guard Fixing Roads In Puerto Rico

1st Lt. Erin Graham of the North Carolina National Guard inspects a washed out bridge in the small Puerto Rico community of Vallaja. (Jay Price/WUNC)
1st Lt. Erin Graham of the North Carolina National Guard inspects a washed out bridge in the small Puerto Rico community of Vallaja. (Jay Price/WUNC)

Thousands of military personnel, many of them from the National Guard, are among the people helping Puerto Rico’s recovery effort. One group of 170 troops from North Carolina has a specific mission: fix the roads torn apart by Hurricane Maria.

Jay Price(@JayatWUNC) of WUNC is embedded with the unit, and has this report from the island.

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