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World War II

Pearl Harbor survivors sought for 73rd anniversary commemoration

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video A local group that honors the history of World War II is looking for Pearl Harbor survivors for an annual event. Full story...
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Living History Crew brings USS North Carolina to life

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videoThe Battleship North Carolina held its first Battleship Alive weekend of the year. The Living History Crew makes four appearances throughout the year. Full story...
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Veteran uses WWII, Holocaust to teach kids about bullying

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video A 96-year-old Army veteran is taking a unique approach to teach kids about bullying. In Wilmington today, he used his stories of war and liberation to make the connection that bullying is nothing to keep quiet. Full story...
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At 95, WWII veteran focuses on dancing

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videoA local man is celebrating Veterans Day in an extraordinary way. This World War II sailor is putting the finishing touches on his own song and dance. Full story...
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Wilmington could get national recognition for World War II efforts

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videoWilmington might be the first to get the American World War II City designation. Full story...
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World War II Veterans enjoy SOS breakfast

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video Area World War II veterans came together to reminisce over one of their favorite wartime meals Wednesday morning. It’s a tradition that is becoming more important each year, as fewer veterans are about to go. Full story...
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WWII Marine Raiders reunite in Wilmington

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videoOn this date in 1945, Japan surrendered to end World War II. Sixty-eight years later, some the elite US Marine Raiders have come together one more time right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

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videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher. Full story...
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State Ports Authority honors Merchant Mariners

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video The State Ports Authority honored Merchant Mariners who served during World War II. A wreath and flowers were tossed into the Cape Fear River on Wednesday. Full story...
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Building History: Historic USO

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videoThe Hannah Block Historic USO Center at 2nd and Orange streets in Wilmington houses historical artifacts for residents and tourists to explore. Full story...
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Distinguished WWII veteran mourned

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Family and friends paid final respects today to a distinguished World War II veteran. Morton Salk of Wilmington died Saturday. He was 93. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington war vet remembers D-Day on Utah Beach

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video A very special man can be found at the Woods at Holly Tree retirement facility. What many may not know is that John DeChesere was a young Army officer on Utah Beach during the Normandy Invasion. At 101 years old, he has seen a lot in his time. Full story...
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Daughtry's life is one full of stories

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video He's the former owner of Daughtry's Old Books downtown, and Dick Daughtry has quite the story of his own, from serving in World War II to running marathons at age 91. Full story...
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WWII vet gets back lost service medals

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A 90-year-old veteran finally has back his service medals earned in World War II. Rep. Mike McIntyre worked with the national personnel records center and to replace the lost medals for Leroy Pierson of Bladen County. Full story...
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Ceremony honors sacrifice of Merchant Marines in WWII

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A wreath and flowers were tossed into the Cape Fear River today in remembrance of the Merchant Marines who served during World War II. Full story...
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