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Soldier, Augusta native to take part in inauguration

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Among the massive crowds expected in Washington, D.C. Monday for President Barack Obama's inauguration will be a soldier from Augusta.

But she's not just a spectator.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Taisha Lockhart will play a key role in making sure those who can't make it to Washington experience the festivities.

"I'm one of the broadcasters that will be behind the camera actually taping the inauguration as it's happening," Lockhart says.

Lockhart is an Augusta native now stationed at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina.

She's been serving in the Army for seven years this month, and while she knew the military lifestyle would bring about new experiences, she never expected to be a part of something like this.

"Deployments, yes. Going different places, yes," Lockhart says. "But as far as the inauguration, that's like a once in a lifetime opportunity."

And when President Obama re-takes the Oath of Office, Lockhart will be a witness, an experience she'll be able to share with her two children.

"Actually being a part of the inauguration is something you don't even dream about," she says. "I am so blessed to be a part of this experience."

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