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Medal Of Honor recipients join Wilmington's Walk of Fame


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Four men who fought for our country will have a place among the stars. They received one of the nation's highest military honors, and now they'll get an honor in the Cape Fear.

Celebrate Wilmington Inc. is inducting the four heroes, posthumously, into the Walk of Fame Plaza downtown.

Eugene Ashley, Jr., Charles Patrick Murray, Jr, William David Halyburton, and Edwin Alexander Anderson are the four inductees.

These men fought bravely for our country, earning top awards, and Saturday they will get their spots in Wilmington’s own Walk of Fame.

These men fought in World War II, the Vietnam war, and the Battle of Vera Cruz, earning them Medals of Honor.

Celebrate Wilmington President Robert Lewis says the inductees saved lives, and put their own in peril to protect our country.

He says they will join the ranks of celebrities like Trot Nixon and David Brinkley. And even though they are not your typical celebrity, Lewis says these men deserve just as much recognition if not more.

“The heroes to me are stars, they very much are. They deserve as much notoriety as any star I know of and it is absolutely our pleasure and honor to be able to induct these gentlemen into our walk of fame,” Lewis said.

Lewis says the event will take place rain or shine. It all starts at four tomorrow afternoon at the cotton exchange in Downtown Wilmington.

Lewis says he expects a large turnout for the ceremony where they will share the brave stories of these men.

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