Films shot at Fort Benning brought John Wayne, Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt and movie magic to town

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In time a major motion picture filming in Columbus may be routine, thanks to Georgia’s blooming film industry and the new studios and training here to support it.

This was not so, years ago: Shooting a movie with all the actors and technical staff was big news to locals who went to see the stars if they could.

When iconic movie star John Wayne came to Fort Benning in 1965 for the Vietnam war movie “The Green Berets,” Mary Jane Wadkins got a good look.

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