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It's been 40 years since the devastating 1972 flood that had George Harvey Jr. and other fire fighters wading through neck-high river water to rescue stranded residents, and extinguish rampant fires. "It was the worst I'd ever seen. We went in barefoot with only our uniform shirts and pants on," said Harvey. Harvey says it was just his job to do, nothing heroic about it, pure adrenaline. "We had guys go into the water that couldn't swim, they didn't even think about it. If they'd let go of our safety rope they would've been swept away."   .JUSTIN A. SHAW/The Patriot-News
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It's been 40 years since the devastating 1972 flood that had George Harvey Jr. and other fire fighters wading through neck-high river water to rescue stranded residents, and extinguish rampant fires. "It was the worst I'd ever seen. We went in barefoot with only our uniform shirts and pants on," said Harvey. Harvey says it was just his job to do, nothing heroic about it, pure adrenaline. "We had guys go into the water that couldn't swim, they didn't even think about it. If...
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