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Air Force Sgt. William Mabb learned about the Mount Carmel affair by reading a newspaper in Guam. He immediately thought of his three children, who had been living with their mother, Kathryn Schroeder, at the Branch Davidian compound here for two years.

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Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part Two appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

Read the accounts of April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.

Coming Soon

The aftermath: Federal investigations, trials and stories from those who left the compound and the families left to grieve. Plus, historical accounts of the Branch Davidians dating back to their 1959 end-of-the-world gathering in Waco, subsequent splintering and fights for property, ending in the 1987 shootout and 1988 trial of eight Davidians including Vernon Howell, later known as David Koresh.

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