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9/11 ARKANSAS

September 11, 2003  -- Posted at 7:42 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  --Many Arkansans are looking back at the terror attacks of two years ago and thinking about how their lives have changed.

 Chief Master Sergeant James Silvi is a survivor of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and a 28-year Air Force veteran. He trains airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base where he says his job has gone from routine to vitally important.

During the last two years, the Reverend Robert Willingham, a 1960s civil rights activist, has shifted focus to counseling families with loved ones in uniform overseas. He's also helping congregation members make it through tough economic times.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock English professor Steve Anderson spends more time watching the news since the attacks.

The Vietnam veteran pays the most attention to interviews with young soldiers because he knows what it is like to be in their shoes.

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