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Rodeo helps families of fallen or injured Alabama soldiers

Brooke Comfort (abc3340.com)

Cowboys and cowgirls are packing a Cleburne County rodeo. Friday night's rodeo has a special mission - supporting Alabama soldiers injured or killed in the line of duty.

"We'll be bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, and bull riding," Dale Brown, PCA Rodeo said.

This is no ordinary rodeo - From Muttin' Bustin' to bronco riding, each portion of Friday night's Delta, Alabama rodeo is helping the family of a fallen soldier.

"Think of the ones who came home, the ones who came home wounded, the ones who didn't come home at all," the announcer said.

Brooke Comfort's husband, Cpt. Kyle Comfort was one of them.

"He was in the third battalion, 375 Ranger Regimen out of Ft. Benning, Georgia," Comfort said.

He was killed in action in Afghanistan four years ago.

"It's been a whirlwind of emotions, highs and lows," Comfort said.

"He was a local man from Jacksonville, Alabama, loved by many and lost his life in Afghanistan serving our country," Brown said.

These cowboys and cowgirls are riding to benefit the CPT. Kyle Comfort Foundation - helping the families of local fallen and injured soldiers.

"It really touches the heart," Comfort said. "It lets you know there are other people out there who do care."

Click here to learn more about the foundation.

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